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18 September 2012

Japanese minister at INTERPOL meeting underlines role of transnational police cooperation against cybercrime

AMMAN, Jordan – Japan’s Minister of State and Chairman of its National Public Safety Commission, Jin Matsubara, has said at the 21st INTERPOL Asian Regional Conference that ‘cybercrime is a prime example of cross-border crime’ which must be dealt with internationally.

In this respect, Minister Matsubara emphasized that among measures necessary to advance investigations into cross-border cybercrime, “we must develop measures including the improvement of cybercrime legislation in a harmonized manner with other countries.”

“There are no borders in cyberspace. This is why each concerned country should carry out a thorough investigation in its own jurisdiction, and provide the other member countries with the obtained information proactively. Increased sharing of intelligence among concerned countries is indispensable to tackle cybercrime,” said Japan’s Minister of State and Chairman of its National Public Safety Commission.

To this end, Minister Matsubara said Japan welcomed ‘as a key facility in Asia’ the establishment of INTERPOL’s Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) which will open in Singapore in 2014. The IGCI will enhance the capacity of police officers to address cybercrime by strengthening international policing through innovation and capacity building.