September 19, 2022
Japan Needs a Cyber Ministry: Former JGSDF Major General
By Kosuke Takahashi
Tokyo needs to establish a cyber ministry to oversee and defend the nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure against threats, says Major General Tanaka Tatsuhiro, a former commanding general of the GSDF’s Signal School.
October 16, 2021
How Will Japan’s Cybersecurity Posture Impact its Relations With China?
By Thomas Glucksmann
Japan’s new Kishida government seeks to bolster the national response to cyber threats from China, the country’s largest export market. What could go wrong?
December 23, 2020
Japanese Companies Fall Victim To Unprecedented Wave of Cyber Attacks
By Thisanka Siripala
The growing invasion of cyberspace from hackers has left Japanese companies scrambling to strengthen cyber security efforts.
November 20, 2020
A Missing Piece in Japan’s Cyber Defense
By Eugenio Benincasa
The case for a government process handling “zero day” vulnerability disclosure in Japan.
February 25, 2020
Can the US-Japan Alliance Handle Cyberattacks?
By Sonoko Kuhara
The alliance faces several challenges in any joint response to a major cyberattack.
April 26, 2019
Japan, US Beef up Their Cyber Alliance
By Daniel Hurst
Cybersecurity was a major focus of the recent “two-plus-two” meeting in Washington.
April 03, 2018
Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
By Crystal Pryor and Tom Le
To understand Japan's security priorities, we have to consider more than the total defense budget.
December 19, 2017
Preparing for Cyber Attacks on Japan
By Richard H. Ledgett, Jr.
Japan must prepare itself for cyber attacks ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Championship and the 2020 Olympics.
July 17, 2017
Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans to Boost Number of Cyber Warriors
By Franz-Stefan Gady
The defense ministry is mulling a plan to significantly increase the size of its cyber warfare force.
May 23, 2017
WannaCry's Lesson for the US-Japan Alliance
By Dennis Blair and Bud Roth
It's time for the U.S. and Japan to move beyond talk and take action to defend against cyber threats.
February 24, 2017
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
By Prashanth Parameswaran
News of a new training program highlights Tokyo’s important and growing role as an ASEAN partner in the cyber realm.
April 13, 2016
Japan's Achilles Heel: Cybersecurity
By Mina Pollmann
Japan is uniquely underprepared for the cyber challenges of the 21st century.
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