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Does Not Compute: Japan Cyber-Security Minister Admits Shunning PCs

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. 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 […]

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Japan Said to Be Eyeing Rating System for Used Smartphones

Japan’s communications ministry and the used smartphone industry are considering a system for ranking used smartphones so that consumers will be able to determine their quality and more easily purchase them, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. The effort is aimed at expanding the distribution of secondhand smartphones. They plan to establish a study panel soon […]