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Japan calls on industry and academia to fortify cyber defenses

Exclusive: Hitachi, Fujitsu and NTT to join new unit to intercept and study attacks

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro's offices in Tokyo: Japan will assemble cyber defense experts from the public and private sectors into a new unit. (Photo by Kurahiro Seguchi)

TOKYO -- Japan will set up a unit in fiscal 2022 spanning industry, government and academia to study cyberattacks and develop more effective defenses, Nikkei learned Tuesday.

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