Yoshitaka Sakurada minister admits shunning PCs
SEE ALSO :Japan Olympic minister steps downHe also appeared confused by the question when asked about whether USB drives were in use at Japanese nuclear facilities. His comments were met with incredulity by opposition lawmakers. "It's unbelievable that someone who has not touched computers is responsible for cyber security policies," said opposition lawmaker Masato Imai. And his comments provoked a firestorm online. "Doesn't he feel ashamed?" wrote one Twitter user. "Today any company president uses a PC. He doesn't even know what a USB is. Holy cow." Another joked that perhaps Sakurada was simply engaged in his own kind of cyber security. "If a hacker targets this Minister Sakurada, they wouldn't be able to steal any information. Indeed, it might be the strongest kind of security!" Sakurada has been in office just over a month, after being appointed in a cabinet reshuffle following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reelection as head of his political party. But he has already come fire for other gaffes in parliament including garbling an opposition lawmaker's name and repeatedly stating "I don't know the details" when questioned about his new Olympic brief.
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