The world really needs Japan to get involved in cybersecurity because they have such a business culture of looking at problems thoroughly and fundamentally differently from how the West does” –Christopher MeissnerOn September 2, Politico Pro published “Cyberwar eyed in U.S-Japan military pact,” which quotes Avascent’s Christopher Meissner on increasing mil to mil cyber cooperation between the U.S. and Japan. As the two countries redefine their military relationship, cyber is at the forefront with the U.S. contributing expertise, and Japan contributing an invaluable perspective on the East Asian threat environment. In addition, recent cyber security breaches at major Japanese corporations including Mitsubishi and Kawasaki have inspired action. Japan is currently considering legislation that would increase their National Information Security Center’s ability to combat cyber attacks against government computers, as well as other measures. Meanwhile, Japan’s impending re-interpretation of its pacifist constitution has caused protests, due to new, more aggressive policies guiding its kinetic defense capabilities (sparking memories of WWII), therefore improving cyber defenses is a less controversial, and therefore welcome political move.