Minister Japanese manager cibersecuriti He was shocked to admit that he never used it computer in its professional life and it seemed confused by the concept of USB memory.
Ioshitaka Sakurada, 68, is the vice president of the government's strategic office for cyber security and the minister in charge of the Olympic and Paralympics Games in Tokyo in 2020.
But he admitted in parliament on Wednesday Japan It does not work computers.
"Since I was 25, I have always addressed my employees and secretaries, so I do not use it computershe said, as the local media said, in response to the question of the opposition at a sitting in the lower house of parliament.
He also looked a little lost when asked if he was at nuclear power plants Japanese USB memories are used.
His comments met with the disagreement among lawmakers.
"It's amazing that someone who has not touched a computer in his life is responsible for politics cibersecuriti"said opposition deputy Masato Imai.
And they caused a storm in the networks.
"If a hacker attempts to attack Minister Sakura, he will not be able to steal any information, but the truth is that this is the strongest security measure!" He joked the Internet user.
Sakura is in office for only a month, which is why he was appointed to restructure the government after the prime minister Japanese, Shinzo Abe, was re-elected as president of his political party.
However, he has already made other mistakes in parliament, as he has repeatedly stated that "I do not know the details" of the question about one of his reports about the Olympics.