Thank you so much. I really enjoy the conversation.
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I agree with your opinion that everybody should feel like a minority sometime, but it’s hard to accept your own vulnerability as well, especially in the workplace. How could we get away from such negative thoughts and behavior that come from this uncertainty and chaos?
LinkedIn did the worldwide research, and Japan was the least confident among 22 countries. We are so used to this old norm, relying on the companies and not taking charge of our own life choices.
Thank you for your advice. Let’s talk about Japan. We are on the verge of big shift in Japan regarding work lifestyle. We need to sleep more, clearly, but the one that biggest issue is that many people lack confidence.
[laughs] I usually sleep six or seven hours. I will try. [laughs]
From you were young, sleeping eight hours or nine hours.
Eight hours or nine hours?
[laughs] Sleeping is important for you.
You look so happy and also gentle, smiling. I feel that you have a sense of humor and a kind of essential part for you. What is your secret to this, how to keep this positive attitude? How do you enjoy working every day? What motivates you? I appreciate that.
I saw the social media, cat and dog, and they have some fun picture. Sometimes they are going viral. It a big, powerful being together, who are doing together. That are what you mean?
All about the fun?
…since you became a cabinet minister. What have you based your career choices on? It’s clear that it’s not about money.
In one interview, you mentioned that your income is half of what it used to be…
Let’s move on next topic. Let’s talk about your career. You have a very unique career. Tell us about your career and your life decisions. You dropped out of junior high school and you started your own business at 16 years old, served as an advisor to Apple while still ...
This is awesome. Languages depend on the making of the culture you have. Local languages who are considering about the perspective for the local students, that is keeping their culture as well. This is awesome. Thank you so much.
Yeah, Chinese. I’m surprised that the Taiwanese government set the law maybe two years ago called the National Languages Development Act. Please share the background or context of that.
We have the same culture in Japan as well. Marriage is a family-to-family thing. That’s instructive. Not family, though, but the individual communication. We are talking about diversity and inclusion. Now we are talking in English, but English is my second language. I mainly speak Japanese.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I’m in Japan. Japan is the world’s fastest-aging society and infamous for lacking the diversity in leadership, especially gender. How would we create open, honest communication beyond the differences of age and gender? Are there any tips that you could suggest to overcoming these ...
I have your article. You had two adolescents. How has having two adolescence and being the transgender affect you? How did you manage to break free from what society expected one to be how?
Great. Name, yeah, is so important for engineer or designer career, how do you feel. That’s very important, how to call so we have specific role. Yeah, people can biased. Yeah, engineer should be the male or female. Thanks so much.
We both have the engineering background, but we know various students have gender gap in the tech world especially for including the lack of women in the industry. What do you think can be done to make the industry more diverse, and how do you think the minority can be ...
Open conversation and taking care of each other. That’s so important. Grandma started to use something. We know that we quickly fix the issue. This is like an open-source community or engineer community. We iterate through the PCDA cycle very quickly [laughs] like that.
Thank you so much. Alignment is so important for everyone. Let’s move on to next topic. We’ve touched a little bit about inclusion, and they are thinking about heart. Diversity, inclusion for modern management. Would you be able to elaborate on that through your experiences?
What do you think is important when it comes to leadership in the digital era?
You say that digital immigrant [laughs] and digital native. I’m not maybe a digital native or immigrant. I am 43 now. It’s interesting. What are the potential of millennials and Generation Z for society, and how do you manage to rally their support?
What are your thoughts on the importance of incorporating the power of young people into organizations, both in politics and in business?
Let’s move on the next question. The current Taiwanese government is actively hiring younger people. You were 35 years old when you became the Minister for Digital Affairs in 2016. I also read about Taiwan’s “Reverse Mentorships” in which cabinet ministers appoints entrepreneurs and social innovators under the age of ...
Assistive intelligence. Great understanding. I have your article. You see the virtual reality. Let’s make it a shared reality. You said that. You always think about the community, the technology, and our season together. What do you mean?
Where do you think the area for tech to shine is in the future? Plus, how should we set the agenda to tackle the issue?
Let’s talk about the technology. AI have become a huge part of our everyday life regarding data utilization. How and where to utilize such a powerful technology is key for us? Taiwanese’s government achieved a huge success, although tech and politics usually don’t mix well.
That’s great. These are very important, right?
Great. Thank you so much. Radical transparency. Very interesting. The famous story of vTaiwan, a platform for dialog between citizens and the government. What would you say are the critical roles of IT and digital in building this platform? What role does the open-source community play there? What are some ...