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Japan-Update

Japan taking cues from Israel on cybersecurity

In wake of WannaCry, Tokyo looks to boost defenses ahead of 2020 Olympics

TOKYO -- With the recent wave of ransomware attacks highlighting the dangers of growing internet connectivity across the world, Japan is looking toward Israel's military-linked expertise in cybersecurity to protect its networks ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Hiroshige Seko, Japan's minister of economy, trade and industry, signed an agreement with Israel in early May for greater cooperation on cyberdefenses. This marks the first cabinet-level deal between the two countries on cybersecurity.

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