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Monday, July 27, 2020, 11:00 - 12:00


Audrey Tang, Digital Minister of Taiwan
Language: The speech and Q & A will be in English. 
*Ms. Tang will join the event online.
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While Japan's 79-year-old minister for science and technology openly admits he is not tech savvy, Taiwan's digital minister is a 39-year-old former hacker with a reported IQ of 180 who at the age of 14 co-founded a computer book publisher and developed a search engine. She then went on to become a Silicon Valley consultant for the likes of Apple.

Audrey Tang was invited into President Tsai Ing-wen's cabinet in 2016 to help boost Taiwan's digital prowess. She's gone on to help lead the country's much applauded fight against the coronavirus by helping develop apps to speed up the distribution of masks and economic stimulus coupons.

Tang said she will make no speech at the news conference and devote the hour to questions. There is much to discuss. In a recent Nikkei interview, she said that allowing Chinese equipment into a country's core telecom infrastructure is akin to inviting a Trojan horse into the network.

Tang is much coveted by tech devotees in Japan who see this country as a laggard behind the likes of Taiwan in the digital realm. Her appearance at the FCCJ is a great opportunity to discuss how Japan can make the most of its digital potential.

How to attend:
Please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, name of media outlet, FCCJ membership number. Due to space restrictions, please note there will be a limited number of reservations to attend. Doors open at 10:30. Please sign in your name and contact details at the reception with your own pen and to have your temperature taken before proceeding. 
How to watch online: 
Livestreaming of the press events will be available and video of this event will be uploaded to our FCCJ YouTube channel.
Members watching the event online can submit questions for the speakers in advance using this submission form (English only).

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