Japan, EU plan joint cyber-attack forum


Visiting communications minister Tatsuo Kawabata and European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes have agreed to set up a bilateral Internet security forum to jointly combat cross-border cyber-attacks.

The forum will bring together government representatives from Japan and Europe so they can share data and strategies in the fight against international cyberstrikes. Tokyo has already agreed to a similar framework with Washington.

Kawabata told reporters Thursday that the two sides are looking to cooperate via the forum as soon as possible.