Lunch Meeting with Sanae Takaichi - Former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications

Tuesday, 26 June
12.00pm to 1.00pm (doors open at 11.30am)
¥5,000 (payable at the door)
GR Japan Meeting Room 301
3F Juzen Building #301, 2-9-6 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku

On 26 June, the International Policy Forum will welcome Sanae Takaichi, former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications and Chair of the Cybersecurity Division of the LDP’s Policy Research Council, to share her insights on the topic of reducing potential risks, including in the realms of defence and cybersecurity.  Ms. Takaichi will address a range of issues, including how the government’s policies are seeking to minimise the cybersecurity risks that people face in their daily lives. 

Ms. Takaichi was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1993 and has held many key positions in government, including Minister in charge of Science & Technology, and Minister of State for Innovation in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s first government.  In the current Abe Administration, in addition her role as a Cabinet minister, key positions have included deputy head of the Strategic Headquarters for Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society Promotion, and Deputy Chair of the Cabinet Members Council on e-Government.  She is a former Chair of the LDP’s Policy Research Council, and former Chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.  

Please join us for this opportunity to hear directly from one of the Japanese government’s leading policymakers in the field of information and communications technology and cybersecurity.

<Notes>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             - Please note that this event will be held at lunch time (from 12.00pm to 1.00pm) instead of our usual breakfast time. 
- The event will be held in Japanese.  Japanese-English consecutive interpretation will be provided.
- The event is off-the-record.  Guests are kindly asked to refrain from disclosing or sharing comments or discussions from this event in any form of media.                                - The fee collected is to cover costs and is not used as a contribution to the speaker.

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