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Japan joins NATO Cyber Centre in Estonia

16 January 2018

Japan is to become a member of the Estonian-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced.

The announcement was made during a visit by Abe to Tallinn on 12 January.

Merle Maigre, director of the NATO CCDCOE, said: “Japan is one of NATO’s key partners beyond the Euro-Atlantic area and a globally recognised technology and cyber security power. Joining the centre will be a concrete step forward signalling the commitment in cyber defence co-operation between like-minded nations.”

The NATO CCDCOE undertakes a range of research into cyber defence, ranging from technology, to strategy, to operations, and law.

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