Japan, the U.S. and the European Union have for the first time launched the JP-US-EU Seminars on Cybersecurity, as an integral part of the ICS Cybersecurity Week.

Cybersecurity measures cannot be fully effective when implemented independently by a single organization or a single country. All-out efforts covering the entirety of supply chains are required.

It is with this in mind that Japan, as a country sharing supply chains with the Indo-Pacific region, launched this annual ICS cybersecurity exercise in 2018 with the aim of enhancing the capacity to ensure cybersecurity for the region as a whole and reinforcing collaboration with respective countries.

JP-US Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Week (March 8-12, 2021, Online)

The Japan - US Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Week was hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Industrial Cyber Security Center of Excellence (ICSCoE) under the Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA) of Japan, in collaboration with the government of the United States (Department of Homeland Security/ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS/CISA), Department of State (DOS) and Department of Energy (DOE)).
This was the third annual ICS cybersecurity exercise arranged for participants from the Indo-Pacific region, including ASEAN countries, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Taiwan. The program provided the participants with unique and valuable opportunities to conduct hands-on training remotely, to study a variety of cybersecurity related topics and to share respective experiences and views with other participants.

More information can be found in the Press Release issued by METI on March 15, 2021.

JP-US-EU Seminars on Cybersecurity in the post-COVID environment

As an integral part of the ICS Cybersecurity Week, Japan, the U.S., and the EU have for the first time launched the JP-US-EU Seminars on Cybersecurity in the post-COVID environment.

Two trilateral workshops were organized on the following topics:
  • Policy and standardization
  • Healthcare sector
ETSI representatives participated in the JP-US-EU workshop on Policy and Standardisation, held on March 11th, 2021 at the invitation of the European Commission.

JP-US-EU Cybersecurity Policy and Standardization Workshop

This workshop was a unique opportunity to gather representatives of Government, Industry and Standardisation organisations from Japan, the U.S. and the EU, who presented their approaches to cybersecurity policy and standardization, their views on International cooperation and discussed good practices and perspectives.
The panelists of this workshop included:
  • Mr. Tonnie De KOSTER, Adviser for the International Aspects of the Digital Transition,
  • European Commission, DG CONNECT [moderator]
  • Mr. Toshikazu OKUYA, Director of Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
  • Mr. Matthew KELLEY, Associate Director, Strategy, Performance and Resources (SPR),
  • Cybersecurity Division (CSD), DHS/ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  • Mr. Jakub BORATYŃSKI, Deputy Director of Directorate CNECT H, Digital Society, Trust
  • and Cybersecurity (DG Connect) and Head of Unit CNECT H.2 - Cybersecurity and Digital
  • Privacy Policy
  • Mr. Aristotelis TZAFALIAS, DG Connect – Cybersecurity Unit
  • Mr. Toshinori KAJIURA, President of Japan Cybersecurity Innovation Committee (JCIC) and Chair of Cybersecurity Enhancement Working Group, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
  • Mr. Alberto DI FELICE, Director for Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, DigitalEurope
  • Mr. Xavier PIEDNOIR, Head of External Relations, ETSI
  • Mr. Adam SEDGEWICK, Senior Information Technology Policy Advisor, NIST


The event contributed to establishing a common understanding on ICS cybersecurity and strengthening relationships between the Indo-Pacific region and Japan, the U.S. and the EU that would become a foundation for further international cooperation to jointly address the growing cybersecurity threats.
The collaboration between Japan, the U.S., the EU and countries in the Indo-Pacific region in cybersecurity policy, standardisation and practices will contribute to develop high quality infrastructure and create free, fair and safe cyberspaces in this region.