Art & Design

Cyber Security: National and Business threat?

26 January 2017, London

Mihoko Matsubara will talk about Japan’s cybersecurity efforts in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and what they mean for the rest of the world. Since the September 2013 selection of Tokyo as host, the Japanese have put increased emphasis on cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) security to make sure the Games are a success. 2015-16 was particularly packed with developments. For example, the Japanese government issued three cybersecurity guidelines exclusively for the electric power industry, and guidelines for business executives to encourage them to invest more in cybersecurity as part of their business strategy. Some Japanese businesses are discarding their previous passivity and are working proactively, in cooperation with the government and schools, to develop an ecosystem to educate, recruit, train, and retain cybersecurity professionals. Matsubara will provide her analysis of the consequences, including future Japan-UK collaboration in this area.


This event is free but booking is essential. Places can be booked at:

26 January 2017, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle, London NW1 4QP

Tel:020 7486 4348

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation