Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Japan reinforces It's Own formidable CIA....

Japan Creating Spy Agency For First Time After Second World War --


Japan is creating an espionage agency for the first time since the end of the Second World War, amid growing tensions with its superpower neighbor China and nuclear-armed North Korea.

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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More News On Japan's Spy Agency

Japan building foreign spy service: WikiLeaks -- AFP

WikiLeaks unveils Japanese spy agency -- Sydney Morning Herald

Cable leak: Japan has spy agency -- Japan Times

Japan sets up secret spy agency: WikiLeaks -- IBTimes

Japan moved to create spy agency, Wikileaks documents say -- M&C

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.....