On Wednesday, Japan’s new cybersecurity minister has admitted that he has never used a computer.
Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, admits that he never used a computer and other such devices and that he’s always assigned such work to his secretaries since he started doing his own business when he was 25, the New York Times reported.
During an interview, Yoshitaka Sakurada told a Lower House cabinet committee meeting that he had he never realized any need to use one during his whole career.
“I don’t use computers because since I was 25 I have been in a position of authority where secretaries and employees handle such tasks for me,” he said according to the Japan Times.
The AP added that the 68-year-old was unsure when asked about cybersecurity at nuclear power plants, and also uncertain about what a USB drive is. The situation made lawmakers laughed at his answers, which were on air on national TV. It’s been a month now that Sakurada took the charge of the office after being appointed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as part of a cabinet reshuffle.
Undoubtedly, his replies are a huge embarrassment for Japan — a country widely known for its most technological innovation and advancement in the world.