The Sixth U.S.-Japan Cyber Dialogue

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 26, 2018


The sixth United States-Japan Cyber Dialogue was held in Washington, D.C. on July 26th. Through this dialogue, the United States and Japan affirmed the strength of our alliance partnership and our shared values, which remain the cornerstone of peace, prosperity, and freedom in the Indo-Pacific region. The United States and Japan share a common commitment to ensure an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure cyberspace and confront emerging cyber challenges.

The United States and Japan reinforced mutual understandings on a wide range of cyber issues, including our shared commitment to deter cyber adversaries and malicious cyber activities, to protect the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, to enhance information sharing, to improve military-to-military cyber cooperation, and to address international security issues in cyberspace. The United States and Japan also reaffirmed their shared commitment to cooperate on cyber issues in relevant multilateral venues, including the United Nations and the ASEAN Regional Forum.

Mr. Robert Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy at the Department of State, led the U.S. delegation that included representatives from the National Security Council, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Commerce, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Defense. Mr. Masato Otaka, Japan’s Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy and Deputy Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau, led Japan’s interagency delegation, which also included representatives from 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, Public Security Intelligence Agency, and Ministry of Defense.

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