In October 2013, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) joined the NISC and MIC in participating in the 6th Japan-ASEAN Information and Security Policy Meeting in Manila, Philippines. This document summarizes the outcomes of this conference and highlights measures to strengthen global cooperation in cyber security.
This report by the National Information Security Center (NISC) focuses on steps to promote greater cooperation internationally on cyber security issues. The report calls inter alia for strengthened partnership and information sharing with the US in responding to the cyber threat and efforts to support capacity building among ASEAN nations.
This is the fourth in a series of reports released by the National Security Information Center (NISC). While earlier reports focused on the user concerns or the economic impact of the cyber threat, the emphasis in the new document is squarely on the national security implications of the threat. The report also takes up for the first time the “Internet of Things,” indicating a keen awareness that Japan’s highly advanced ICT infrastructure and the sensor networks it depends on may be more vulnerable to cyber disruption than in any other country.
This report has been published annually since 2003, outlining issues in Japanese intellectual property field. This year’s report reflects mounting concerns with piracy, especially with respect to China.
This is a summary slide presentation containing the recommendations of a advisory group under MIC concerned with smartphone privacy issues. The report proposes the setting of industry sector voluntary guidelines. The report reflects the views of 35 industry associations and companies in Japan. An oversight body will be organized to monitor compliance.
MIC Smartphone Privacy Initiative Report 2013
METI 2011 action plan for promoting rapid adoption of the “Internet of Things” to strengthen key sectors of Japanese economy with special attention to transportation and traffic management, agriculture and the content and creative industry.
METI Smart Convergence Strategy 2011