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Press Conference by the Chief Cabinet Secretary

July 25, 2017 (PM)

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This video's audio is a provisional translation through live simultaneous interpretation.

Press Conference by the Chief Cabinet Secretary (Excerpt)

[Provisional Translation]

Q&As

(Abridged)

REPORTER: The governments of Japan and the United States have issued a joint press release concerning cooperation on responses to cyberattacks and efforts to strengthen cybersecurity in the runup to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The risk of cyberattacks exists in all areas. Does the Government intend to strengthen cybersecurity efforts with other countries in addition to the United States? Or, given the nature of the issue, does the Government consider that it is necessary for many countries to work together on this issue?

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY SUGA: The Government recognizes that responding to cyberattacks is an important issue from the perspectives of ensuring national security and crisis management. We believe that in order to respond swiftly and accurately to cyberattacks it is essential to engage in effective cooperation with the United States and other allies. In addition to the Japan-U.S. Cyber Dialogue, we are also strengthening international collaboration to share information and protect important infrastructure, through bilateral initiatives with countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Australia, and also through participation in cyber-related international meetings. We are committed to advancing cooperation in cyber-related areas on efforts to promote the rule of law in cyberspace, build trust, and provide capacity building support to developing countries.

(Abridged)

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