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Japan’s Cybersecurity Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada grabbed global headlines after admitting he doesn’t use computers. He later conceded he also doesn’t know much about cybersecurity at a legislative meeting revising Japan’s cybersecurity structure.

It may come as little surprise then that the Japanese government will look to enlist the private sector to help fight against cyber threats during the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, beginning in July 2020.

Earlier this month, Japan’s National Diet, the country’s legislative body, passed a law that allows more public and private sector stakeholder collaboration and information sharing regarding cybersecurity. Shinsuke Yakura, a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Tokyo office, said a formal council of the public and private cybersecurity sector wasn’t available before.

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Victoria Hudgins

I am a reporter for Legaltech News where I cover national and international cyber regulations and legal tech innovations and developments.

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