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The 5th Japan-UK Bilateral Consultations on Cyberspace

January 31, 2020

1. The 5th Japan-UK Bilateral Consultations on Cyberspace were held in Tokyo on 31 January, 2020.

2. This whole-of-government meeting was co-chaired by Mr.AKAHORI Takeshi,Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan, and Dr. Alexander Evans, Director Cyber, National Security Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The Japanese delegation represented MOFA and relevant ministries and agencies including National Security Secretariat (NSS), National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office (CIRO), National Police Agency (NPA), Public Security Intelligence Agency (PSIA), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and Ministry of Defense (MOD). The U.K. delegation was comprised of representatives of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

3. At this dialogue, both sides exchanged views on their respective latest cybersecurity strategy and efforts. They also discussed their bilateral cooperation on various issues such as capacity building as well as the collaboration in the international arena including the United Nations.

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