Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori has informally selected 10 people, including Sony Corp. Chairman Nobuyuki Idei, as members of his new team of Cabinet advisers for the government’s information technology drive, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda said Thursday.

The IT strategy headquarters, to consist of the 10 experts and all members of Mori’s Cabinet, will be tasked with drawing up plans for promoting IT. It will be launched Jan. 6 in line with the upcoming reorganization of government ministries and agencies.

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