For Japan, a Winning Formula is Cyber Defense and Innovation Offense

Author: Krista Auchenbach and Daniel Kliman

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 16

The great and increasing importance of the cyber domain in strategic competition makes a pressing need for Japan to advance its cyber-security and technology entrepreneurship development. Japan lags behind other major economies in this regard due to particular characteristics of its business environment and a lack of ways to develop talent for key cyber jobs.  However, Japan is in a unique position to leverage its existing public-private ties, already tech-savvy population, and the upcoming Tokyo Olympics to develop its cyber and entrepreneurial capacities.

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Fifth Annual Security Forum focused on ties between U.S. and Japan in time of many Northeast Asia security challenges

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Sasakawa USA’s Fifth Annual Security Forum focused on ties between the United States and Japan in a time of many security challenges in Northeast Asia and globally. The day-long conference, held May 2, 2018 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC, attracted nearly 300 attendees from the private sector, NGOs, academia, the media, and more.

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Cybersecurity: Corporate Decision-Making to Prepare a Trusted Global Supply Chain

Sasakawa USA and Keio University will co-host a symposium on cybersecurity March 28-30 at Keio University, Mita Campus, in Tokyo. “Cybersecurity: Corporate Decision-Making to Prepare a Trusted Global Supply Chain” will explore developments in corporate efforts to manage cybersecurity risk in global supply chains.

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Cybersecurity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities in Japan

On January 22, Sasakawa USA held a special roundtable discussion with participants of the December 2017 Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED) trip to Japan who were selected in partnership with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). The roundtable centered on “Cybersecurity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities in Japan” and the discussion was led by two of the SEED delegates.

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