The Seventh U.S.-Japan Cyber Dialogue was held in Tokyo, Japan on October 11, 2019. Through this dialogue, the United States and Japan reaffirmed 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 to confront emerging cyber challenges.

The United States and Japan followed up on the outcomes of the Sixth U.S.-Japan Cyber Dialogue held in July 2018 and 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.

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 Department of State, the National Security Council, the Department of Commerce, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Defense. Mr. Akahori Takeshi, 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 the 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.

For updates on U.S. cyber and Internet policy, follow the State Department’s Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues at @State_Cyber on Twitter and the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at @EconAtState on Twitter.

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