Japan, U.S. to agree on cyberdefense


Japan and the United States are expected to agree on cooperation in combating cyberattacks on government entities during a meeting of defense chiefs scheduled for early October in Tokyo, according to a Japanese source.

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will sign a joint document on steps to enhance capabilities to tackle cyberattacks, including the dispatch of Self-Defense Forces personnel to the United States for training, joint drills and regular working-level dialogue, the source said.