Japan, US to discuss strengthening cyber-security – reports
From: Voice of Russia
Japan and the United States will discuss strengthening defences against cyber-attacks, reports said Monday, as Tokyo looks to play a more active role in global security.
Japan is particularly concerned about what it considers China’s dangerous behaviour around the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku islands, an archipelago in the East China Sea that Beijing claims and refers to as the Diaoyu islands.
China insists it is also the victim of hacking and points to accusations made by US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who said US spies had worked their way into the billion-plus nation’s Internet network.
Tokyo and Washington last year agreed that Japan will meet up to $2.8 billion of the $8.6 billion cost of moving 9,000 US Marines and their families outside Okinawa to Guam and other parts of the world.