Man in charge of cybersecurity for 2020 Olympics has never touched a computer
soranews24.com -- Nov 16
On 14 October, the Minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Yoshitaka Sakurada was questioned by opposition party members in the Japanese Diet. In one particular exchange with Constitutional Democratic Party member Masato Imai he made a surprising revelation.

“From the time I was 25 I ran my own businesses, so I always had secretaries and employees, and so I never touched a computer personally,” Sakurada admitted.

The 68-year-old minister’s remarks came at about the same time that Microsoft Japan warned of a heightened risk of cyberattacks to Olympic host countries. In the same year as the Games, Microsoft will be ending its support of Windows 7, creating a sort of perfect storm and potentially leaving many organizations with vulnerable systems during an exceptionally dangerous time.

国会では、サイバーセキュリティ担当大臣も務める桜田五輪担当大臣は、無所属の今井議員の「パソコンは使うのか」との質問に対し「自分でパソコンを打つことはない」と答えた。
News sources: soranews24.com, ANNnewsCH
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