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The Second US-Japan Cyber Dialogue


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 10, 2014

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The second Japan-U.S. Cyber Dialogue will be held in Washington D.C. on April 10, 2014.

This dialogue follows the first Japan-U.S. Cyber Dialogue held in Tokyo in May 2013, which inaugurated a whole-of-government approach between Japan and the United States on cyber policy. Officials from relevant ministries and agencies of the two governments will discuss wide-ranging bilateral cooperation on cyber issues, including critical infrastructure protection, capacity building, cybercrime, national security issues in cyberspace, and our common approach in relevant international venues. This dialogue is expected to deepen our shared understanding of our respective organizations, policies, and operational architectures, as well as identify opportunities to strengthen bilateral cooperation mechanisms going forward.

Mr. Christopher Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State, will lead the U.S. government interagency delegation, including representatives from the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Defense. Mr. Jun Shimmi, Japan’s Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy and Deputy Director General of Foreign Policy Bureau, will lead the Japanese delegation, which includes the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Security Secretariat, Cabinet Secretariat (Situations Response and Crisis Management), National Information Security Center, Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office, the National Police Agency, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Defense.

For more information about this dialogue, please contact the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues at scci_press@state.gov.

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