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Japan to bulk up cybersecurity units for nation's defense

Private sector to be tapped amid growing threat from China and Russia

Ground Self-Defense Force personnel listen to a lecture on cyber defense at a base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.

TOKYO -- Japan's Ministry of Defense plans to increase its staff handing cybersecurity, including by hiring from the private sector, to deal with increasingly sophisticated attacks by China, Russia and others.

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