What is the defense industrial policy of Japan? [The Japanese government need to] just begin to put it out there and help industry think about it: Is it nanotechnology? Is it AI? Is it machine learning? Is it cyber? What is it that Japan wants to see its industries develop and then begin to focus on that.” —Steve Ganyard
The Hudson Institute recently hosted an international symposium featuring engineers and policy experts from the U.S. and Japan to discuss opportunities for U.S.-Japan collaboration on emerging technologies, military strategy, and defense innovation. The Hudson Institute brought together the experts noting that the future of modern defense will be built on advances in science and technology, from robotics to AI to lasers, and no two countries are set to work more effectively together on developing these technologies that the United States and Japan.
Avascent’s Stephen Ganyard, president of Avascent Global Advisors, spoke on a panel at the Symposium entitled Protecting the Technological Base: Industrial Security and Cybersecurity in the Defense Sector analyzing the challenges facing Japanese defense technology development, challenges in co-development between the U.S. and Japan, and areas in which the two countries need to develop to better work together. Footage of Mr. Ganyard’s presentation is below and his slides from the panel discussion are available here.
More information on the event including other panels, presentations, and slides from the Hudson Institute event can be found here: Science, Technology, and the U.S.-Japan Alliance December 19th Event.