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Public Event: Building a Cyber Workforce Through the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Building the human capital needed to predict, deter, and counter emerging cyber threats is critical to the national security of both nations and to the U.S.-Japan alliance’s ability to foster peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific. As partners and global leading powers, it is essential that the United States and Japan work together to make progress in shoring up cyber defenses. This effort is particularly needed to combat deficiencies in human capital and overall cybersecurity expertise.

Join the Mansfield Foundation along with a group of experts from the United States and Japan to explore how the two nations can build human capital in the field of cybersecurity by utilizing the unique strengths of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. We will discuss how to leverage existing initiatives and frameworks such as the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create standardized cybersecurity language between the two countries; sister city relationships to encourage state-to-state and university-to-university collaboration and learning; and more.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022

2:00–4:00 PM JST

Format: In-person, open to public

Please register via the button below. Masks are required for attendees.

University of Tokyo Hongō Campus
Sanjō Conference Hall

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Funding for this event is provided by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo through an open grant competition award.


2:00 – 2:10

(10 minutes)


Opening Remarks

2:10 – 2:55

(45 minutes)


Panel 1: Why U.S.-Japan Cooperation in Cybersecurity Matters

2:55 – 3:40

(45 minutes)

Panel 2: Policy Recommendations to Build Human Capital in the U.S.-Japan Cybersecurity Alliance


3:40 – 3:55

(15 minutes)


Q&A Session

3:55 – 4:00

(5 minutes)


Closing Remarks


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