Regarding the cost reduction of application development used at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the Minister for Digital Reform Hirai admitted that he said, "It is better to threaten" the business operator who undertook the development. I want to be careful in the future. "
Regarding the cost reduction of application development that manages the health of people visiting Japan at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the minister in charge of digital reform Hirai "should threaten" the executives of the Cabinet Secretariat about the company that undertook the development. The Asahi Shimbun reported that it said, "Dry it completely."
Regarding this, Minister Hirai acknowledged his remarks at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting and said, "It was a very rough expression. The expression is inappropriate and I would like to be careful in the future."
He explained, "I strongly prepared to negotiate from the standpoint of the people, but I did not tell the business directly."
In addition, while the reporters asked, "Did the minister's remarks affect the cost reduction?", Minister Hirai said, "It does not mean that the amount will change depending on someone's remarks."