Thank you so much.
I see. I understand. Thank you so much for today, taking your time and I will send the publication when it come out.
Do you think that this agency will help people in here, Japan?
You think that civic technology is very useful for the digital agency upcoming in September?
No. Why would you think so?
Yeah, digital agency. You said that as a suggestion, they should collect the opinions from public?
I read your book, and you’ve mentioned about Japanese digital ministry that they should’ve…
Thank you so much. Sorry, one more question. Can I?
Last question. I’d like to ask you to give a message to Japanese students, including what they should do to make good use of digital in their teens.
You have a good understanding about journalism?
OK, thank you very much. I understand very well. I heard that your parents are journalists?
OK, I understand. Thank you. What are the pros and cons of digital society? It’s a little vague question, but do you think the digital society, it is so called, is good?
My question is, did Taiwan already provide all those infrastructures?
OK, so that’s probably the biggest difference between Taiwan and Japan because if I’m a Japanese student, I want to use a digital textbook in the classroom from today, but probably I cannot because there is not enough resources like a tablet itself or the Internet is not good.
Once I decided to do so, can I start it from today?
All right. If I’m a student in Taipei, I would like to use a tablet and make a digital textbook, so that I can do a lot of work with it, with my own idea.
Sorry, I don’t know if I understand right. You said the job of the government is to provide infrastructures. All those infrastructures are already there?
OK. It’s not like the government orders all schools to use this and that and this and that, it’s more like…
I see. So, is it already happening in some classroom in Taiwan like some teachers use digital and…
Oh, I see. Is there any argument about using digital textbooks are not good for students? Or maybe it’s costly?
I see, thank you. I would like to go about that school in Taiwan now. How do junior high, high schools in Taiwan adapt and make good use of digital in classroom? Do they have, each one of them has tablet, or they use digital text books or something?
Why can you have such a short, how do you say it, decision making takes only short times?
The speed was really quick?
I see. Thank you. I would like to know, going back to the mask app, when you find the information on SMS or your community, why did you think it was a good idea and why did you think that the government can be engaged with this?
What I want to know is, how could that reverse procurement work in Taiwan? Here, in Japan, government always tell the people what to do.
It’s just amazing that I just wonder how those digital technologies people can use developed in Taiwan. Because Japan is still very light how they involved.
That’s right. But still, because with your engaged, people get to know and probably the Taiwan itself can use that app, right?
I read there some…
Skipping that subject, would you tell me about the famous face mask [laughs] application amid COVID 19 initial outbreak? How could you develop the application, only in three days?
Of course, younger generations, they are eager to use the Internet. Buy a smartphone and access to the government services. Oh, I see. OK, that’s very interesting. I don’t know.
I see, so there are people who physically help elderlies at the shops?
How can old people use those services with Internet because some of the people, I believe, are not quite capable of using the Internet?
We would like to know firstly, about Taiwanese digital society. What can you actually do with a smartphone? What can people do to use the government service with the smartphone because here in Japan we don’t really use smartphone to get any registration card or anything? I would like to ...
That’s all right. We’ll not use the video.
What do you mean?
Oh, thank you so much. My name is Mayumi, and I work for the Japanese newspaper “Yomiuri.” We wanted to interview you because the Japanese government is going to have a digital ministry from September 1st, and we wanted to report about it to the teenagers [laughs] in Japan. Can ...