The 4th U.S.-Japan Bilateral Cyber Dialogue

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 27, 2016

The 4th United States-Japan Bilateral Cyber Dialogue was held in Washington D.C. on July 27, 2016. Mr. Christopher Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State, led the U.S. delegation, which included representatives from the National Security Council staff, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce, and other agencies. Mr. Koichi Mizushima, Japan’s Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy and Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Policy Bureau, led the Japanese delegation which included representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Security Secretariat, the National Center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, the 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.

The Cyber Dialogue reaffirmed the benefits of a whole-of-government approach between Japan and the United States on cyber policy and reinforced cooperation between the two countries on a wide range of cyber issues, including the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, capacity building, information sharing, military-to-military cyber cooperation, cybercrime, and international security issues in cyberspace. The United States and Japan also reaffirmed their commitment to support an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable cyberspace.