Do you really need to use a computer to be a government cybersecurity official?

Answer: Apparently, not in Japan.

by / November 16, 2018

According to the Associated Press, a newly appointed government official in Japan admitted that he never uses a computer to do his job. This might not be so surprising were it not for the fact that his job happens to be minister in charge of cybersecurity.

Per the Japan Times, Yoshitaka Sakurada told a Lower House cabinet during a committee meeting, “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.”

Yoshitaka Sakurada was appointed to the position last month. In addition to this position, he is also the minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.