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Japan police take page from FBI with national cybercrime team

Centralized unit paves way for cross-border cooperation against major threats

A private-sector cybersecurity office: Finding talent will pose a challenge for Japan's new cyberpolice force. (Photo by Kurahiro Seguchi)

TOKYO -- Japan will establish a centralized police unit as early as fiscal 2022 to investigate serious cybercrimes, following the lead of countries taking a national-first approach to serious threats.

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