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Japan-US Cyber Dialogue (Director-level Intersessional)

May 20, 2021

The Director-level intersessional Japan-US Cyber Dialogue was held by video conference on May 19th, 2021.

  1. At this director-level dialogue, recognizing that the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation in cyber was confirmed at the Japan-U.S. Summit Meeting in April as well as the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (2+2) and the Japan-U.S. Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in March, both sides had a discussion on a wide range of Japan-U.S. cooperation on cyber issues, including respective cyber policy of the two countries and interagency cooperation. The two sides shared the view to work to hold the 8th Japan-U.S. Cyber Dialogue at an early date.

  2. From the Japanese side, government officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Security Secretariat, National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office, National Police Agency, Public Security Intelligence Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Defense participated in the dialogue. The US side was represented by relevant officials, including from the Department of State, National Security Council, Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Defense, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Department of Justice.

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