The already great and increasing importance of the cyber domain in strategic competition makes the need for Japan to advance its cyber-security and technology entrepreneurship development all the more pressing. Japan lags behind other major economies in this regard due to particular characteristics of its business environment and a lack of ways to develop talent for key cyber jobs. Coupled with Japan’s aging population and competition from China, continued delay in addressing cyber and innovation concerns will lead to decreased competitiveness for the Japanese economy and military. However, Japan is in a unique position to leverage its existing public-private ties, already tech-savvy population, and the upcoming Tokyo Olympics to develop its cyber and entrepreneurial capacities.
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