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Japan to lead first cyber defense drill with ASEAN, US and Europe

Exercise in fall aims to secure infrastructure against hackers

Cybersecurity personnel from Japanese government ministries and agencies take part in an exercise in Tokyo.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan, the U.S., European countries and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will join forces for a digital defense exercise, set to take place as early as this autumn, to prepare for possible cyberattacks on critical infrastructure, Nikkei has learned.

The joint international exercise would involve over 20 countries, including the U.S., UK, France, and the 10 ASEAN members. It will mark the first cyber defense drills of this scale organized by the Japanese government.

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