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US-Asia Institute and The Embassy of Japan have the pleasure of hosting an off-the-record briefing on Capitol Hill:

Japan-US Cooperation:

A Vision for Collaboration in Cyberspace to Ensure Peace and Security Across the Asia-Pacific 

Friday, September 18, 2015

8:30-10:00 a.m.

(Breakfast will be served)

Cannon House Office Building – Room 121

27 Independence Ave. SE

Washington, DC 20003 

With speaker:

Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya

Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University


Mr. James Kendall

Fellow, Common Challenges Program,

Executive Director, Japan-US Military Program, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA


And moderator:

Mr. Ian Rinehart

Analyst in Asia Affairs at the Congressional Research Service


Cyber threats are a clear and present danger around the globe.   With daily news reports of cyber-attacks on government, military, private sector, and even individual information technology (IT) infrastructures, no one is immune.   In Japan—which is located in what is often described as “the world’s wildest cyber region” of East Asia—the Japanese Diet passed the Cyber Security Basic Act last year and the Government of Japan has just adopted and released its new “Cyber Security Strategy”. Further, the Japanese and U.S. governments have allied themselves to tackle these IT challenges through bilateral dialogues and many other channels. Japan-U.S. cyber security cooperation is critical in dealing with increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks. This event will evaluate cyber incidents in East Asia and explore possible counter measures to ensure the continued peace and security of the Asia Pacific region.