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U.S., & Japan Sign International Statement on Quantum Technology Cooperation

By IQT News posted 24 Dec 2019

(NextGov) The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo’s acting deputy chief of mission and Japan’s director-general for science, technology and innovation policy signed the Tokyo Statement on Quantum Cooperation Thursday to formalize the nations’ commitment to jointly harness scientific collaboration on topics across the quantum landscape.
“This landmark international statement on quantum demonstrates our commitment to engaging with like-minded nations to advance emerging technology in a way that supports economic prosperity and strengthens national security, underpinned by our shared values,” U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios said in a statement.
In the Tokyo statement, the nations agree to embark “on good-faith cooperation” and collaborate across workshops, seminars, and conferences to identify overlapping interests and accelerate quantum advancements valued by both countries. They also plan to support quantum workforce development and leverage multilateral opportunities to address issues of international importance and crucial policy issues. The nations also note that they are continuously exploring other possibilities for quantum collaboration going forward.

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