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The 5th Japan-U.S. Cyber Dialogue

July 24, 2017
  1. The 5th Japan-U.S. Cyber Dialogue was held in Tokyo on July 20th and 21st, 2017.
  2. Mr. Masato Otaka, Japan's Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy and Deputy Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau, led the Japanese interagency delegation representing relevant ministries and agencies, such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Security Secretariat, National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office, National Police Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Defense. From the U.S. side, Mr. Christopher Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Department of State, led the U.S. interagency delegation representing Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Investigation and others.
  3. At this dialogue, in views of the need for whole-of-government efforts, Japanese and the U.S., participants followed up on the discussions of the 4th Japan-U.S. Cyber Dialogue held in July 2016 and other meetings, and exchanged views on a wide range of cyber issues, including Japan-U.S. cooperation, such as situational awareness, domestic policy and cooperation in international venues and capacity building. Japan-U.S. Joint Press Release (PDF) was issued following the dialogue.

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