The new unit, modeled on MI6 and the CIA, will also be tasked with gathering information to prevent terrorist attacks against Japanese targets, according to a US government cable obtained by WikiLeaks.
The cable, which records an October 2008 discussion between Hideshi Mitani, Japan’s Cabinet Office intelligence chief and Randall Fort, the former head of the US State Department’s Bureau of Research and Intelligence, reveals that Tokyo believes having a “human intelligence collection capability” has become a priority.
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Comment: I was not surprised when I read this .... I always knew that Japan had a formidable spy agency...., especially when you look at the neighborhood that the country is in.....and the International exposure of the Empire of the Rising Sun.....