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Japan cyber security minister admits he has never used a computer

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/15/japan-cyber-security-ministernever-used-computer-yoshitaka-sakurada

 

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A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive.

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Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, is the deputy chief of the government’s cyber security strategy office and also the minister in charge of the Olympic and Paralympic Games that Tokyo will host in 2020.

 

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? I don't even know if this is a joke... I guess it's the best cyber security if you don't bloody go on the cyber world? 

Jokes aside, maybe we should be more careful when using Japanese government's online services. God knows what "policies" he'd approved. And seriously, how would he know what to suggest and approve for "cyber security"?

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Yeah this is crazy shit. Why even admit that?

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2 minutes ago, BananaInSandals said:

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/15/japan-cyber-security-ministernever-used-computer-yoshitaka-sakurada

 

 

My thought:

? I don't even know if this is a joke... I guess it's the best cyber security if you don't bloody go on the cyber world? 

Jokes aside, maybe we should be more careful when using Japanese government's online services. God knows what "policies" he'd approved. And seriously, how would he know what to suggest and approve for "cyber security"?

I think in his life, he touched a computer but he didn't use it

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This is an example of the situation in many Japanese organisations. Their leadership being full of old Japanese men often too uptight to let go of their old ways and being overprotective of their existing mode of business. The structure being strictly heirarchical with younger members at the bottom having no power to question their superiors or initiate change.

 

This is why we have companies like Konami and Nintendo behaving in a ways that are hostile or out of touch with their audience. Japanese companies led by old men and struggling to do much more than making the same thing over and over again.

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24 minutes ago, JAKEBAB said:

Huh? I call bs! There is no computer in his office? How does he get work done, write it all down?

Probably have a ton of assistants he can delegate to and dictate everything to be written. Horribly bureaucratic but wouldn't be surprising.

 

I mean if you can run an entire country based on information given solely through TV and colored flashcards then anything's possible. 

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This rise a big question on the selection of ministry and on the selection system of Japan or maybe this can be rumor news. 

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Well, to his credit, he's extremely safe from hackers.

 

More seriously, high level management is just that. He's going to be at the top of a power structure and everything below him would be run by specialists and section chiefs that would have the technical skill sets. A quick look at his positions within the LDP, without even going to Japanese sources, means he's a big power player that's part of the oligarchy. Competence is still utterly expected of them, so he has staff that would actually be in charge of policy details.

 

Also, and this is kind of important, but the Japanese system works by committee. He's the power player figurehead in most of the stuff he'd be in charge of anyway, because he has the ability to marshal connections & resources to the tasks at hand.

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He also appeared confused by the question when asked about whether USB drives were in use at Japanese nuclear facilities

This shouldn't even be a question. No such facilities should ever use removable media, ideally logging and configuration changes should be the only state changes.

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3 hours ago, VegetableStu said:

quick! find his accounts and type in Password123!!!

what accounts dude? you gonna use that password on his file cabinet? This guy hasn't used a computer in 68 years of his life which means this guy has been living without Ray Tracing for 68 years... console peasant... 

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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.

His Luddite tendencies aside, Sakurada has also struggled to master his Olympic brief, less than two years before the Games open in Tokyo.

Earlier this month he claimed to know nothing about plans for North Korea’s sports minister to attend a meeting in Tokyo at the end of the month, in violation of a ban on the regime’s officials entering Japan.

Seems he put into that position only a month ago, and likely (obviously) not for his qualifications for such a position.

Also seems he is having a tough time being the charge of the Olympics.

 

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When Renho asked him how much funding the central government would contribute to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, he responded: “1,500 yen”, which works out at just over $13, some way below the actual sum of 150 billion yen.

 

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The dude is right tho as cyber security officer. If you don't own or even use a computer, you can't be hacked or have your data stolen. Cyber security 101.

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*Insert anime and computers meme here*

 

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The dude is right tho as cyber security officer. If you don't own or even use a computer, you can't be hacked or have your data stolen. Cyber security 101.

 

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In all seriousness he's not wrong.

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, BananaInSandals said:

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/15/japan-cyber-security-ministernever-used-computer-yoshitaka-sakurada

 

 

My thought:

? I don't even know if this is a joke... I guess it's the best cyber security if you don't bloody go on the cyber world? 

Jokes aside, maybe we should be more careful when using Japanese government's online services. God knows what "policies" he'd approved. And seriously, how would he know what to suggest and approve for "cyber security"?

Wait until he finds out pornhub and hentai. 

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To be fair, he did say that he'd never used a computer in his PROFESSIONAL life, he may well have used one in his personal life. Still pretty damning. 

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4 minutes ago, Speed Weed said:

Wait until he finds out pornhub and hentai. 

He's a Japanese so more than likely it's Jav instead of Pornhub. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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1 minute ago, BananaInSandals said:

He's a Japanese so more than likely it's Jav instead of Pornhub. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

VPN ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 

He might getting potato speed over VPN, but at least he can access the site. 

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