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

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

Speakers Fergus Hanson, Mihoko Matsubara, Dr Yuko Harayama and Dr Tomohiko Taniguchi

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 asthe Quad.

Click here to register for the webinar.


Fergus Hanson

Fergus Hanson is the Director of ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre.

Mihoko Matsubara

Mihoko Matsubara is Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at NTT Corporation.

Dr Yuko Harayama

Dr. Yuko Harayama is an Executive Director at RIKEN, Japan’s largest research organization for basic and applied science.

Dr Tomohiko Taniguchi

Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi is Professor, Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM), reading international political economy and Japanese diplomacy.