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ASPI Webinar: Cybersecurity, critical technologies and energy: Japan and its role in the Indo-Pacific

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Tokyo is becoming more vocal in calling out cyber risks and threat actors. Just this year, Japan called out the Chinese Communist Party for malicious cyber attacks, the only country in Asia to do so. In September, the Japanese Government is expected to present their new national cybersecurity strategy.

At the same time, Japan is pursuing ‘Society 5.0’, the country's national vision for a digital nation, which seeks to harness technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, internet of things, synthetic biology, quantum to tackle social issues including the country’s ageing population, pollution, productivity and sustainable energy.

Join the Director of ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre Fergus Hanson, for an online panel discussion on Japan's approach to cyber issues, technology, digital innovation and energy transition.

Moderator Fergus Hanson will be joined by Dr. Yuko Harayama (RIKEN), Mihoko Matsubara (NTT Corporation) and Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi (Keio University Graduate School) for a discussion on the various challenges and national security threats Japan is likely to face, and the opportunities that many of these emerging issues bring.

The webinar will also explore opportunities for Japan and Australia to collaborate more closely across these policy areas, and whether that includes both countries taking a greater leadership role in the Indo-Pacific, including through mechanisms such as the Quad.

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