On October 24th 2019, Alisa Schackmann, an economic officer from the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, presented about 5G technology and related policies during the October AFCEA東京TOKYO monthly seminar. As the technology landscape evolves with rapid innovation in Internet Communication Technology (ICT) and expansive cyber threats, the U.S. and Japanese Governments are working together to promote an open and secure digital environment. As examples, she spoke about recent U.S. policies to protect ICT infrastructure and supply chains, and collaboration to share information with Japan and other partners in Indo-Pacific. She also mentioned a few Japanese initiatives, to include ‘Society 5.0’ and the Cyber/Physical Security Framework, which were discussed during the April AFCEA seminar given by Mr. Okuya from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Ms. Schackmann highlighted the important role that industry plays in driving innovation and development, and stressed the responsibility of governments to provide guidance for ensuring security. During the seminar, the audience engaged in active discussion about technological differences between 4G and 5G, potential new applications, and security concerns. The vibrant discussion was very unique opportunity to mix government, military, and industry viewpoints.
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