US & Japan Affirm Int’l Cooperation, Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Cybersecurity

The governments of Japan and the U.S. have affirmed their commitment to cooperate on bilateral cyber concerns and bolster public-private partnerships with industry, academia and civil society in efforts to achieve cybersecurity and resiliency.

A joint Japan-U.S. statement published Monday by the State Department said whole-of-government collaboration is key to achieve an “accessible, open, interoperable, reliable and secure cyberspace” and drive economic, political and social development in the international community.

The countries also noted the Japan-U.S. Cyber Dialogue as a platform to address shared challenges and develop joint programs in information sharing, domestic cybersecurity measures and international stability in cyberspace.

Japan and the U.S. also reported on the results of ongoing efforts under the Guidelines for Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation from 2015 and the Cyber Defense Policy Working Group that consists of the Defense Department and Japan’s ministry of defense.

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