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  • INTERPOL Tokyo
  • Member since :
    13 June 1956
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National Police Agency for Japan


Arrest and extradition of international fugitive

Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) supervises and controls the police activities of 47 Prefectural Police Departments, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.  The NPA is made up of about 7,800 officials, including 2,100 police officers, 900 Imperial Guards and 4,800 civilians.

The NPA is headed by a Commissioner General who is appointed by the National Public Safety Commission (NPSC) with the approval of the Prime Minister. The NPSC is made up of a Chairman (who holds the rank of Minister of State), and five other members.  It administers the NPA and guarantees the neutrality of the police.

NPA duties include:

  • international crime investigations;
  • criminal identification;
  • dealing with natural disasters, emergencies and civil unrest;
  • imperial guard (protection of the Japanese imperial families);
  • police communications;
  • police inspection;
  • police training;
  • tackling organized crime;
  • vehicle and road administration.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Japan is part of the Organized Crime Department of the NPA’s Crime Investigations Bureau. Made up of seven units, staffed by almost 50 officers and located at the NPA Headquarters, INTERPOL Tokyo is responsible for domestic investigations requiring outreach with law enforcement agencies in INTERPOL member countries.

INTERPOL Tokyo works closely with INTERPOL member countries in locating fugitives and in preventing and investigating transnational crime.  With criminal organizations perpetrating crime on a global scale, INTERPOL Tokyo works with law enforcement across the globe, carrying out regular transnational operations with other member countries.

INTERPOL Tokyo regularly hosts international conferences for the benefit of the INTERPOL community, especially with its partners in Asia and the Pacific.

INTERPOL Tokyo in action
09 November 2018

Japan funds project to boost transnational crime fighting in Laos

VIENTIANE, Laos -- INTERPOL, Japan and Laos have launched a new project enabling Lao police and border control officers to better tackle crime, including terrorism.The iTwin Japan-Laos initiative is funded by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to connect INTERPOL’s I-24/7 global police communications system and criminal databases to seven Lao border poin...
15 February 2017

Virtual crimes provide real experience in INTERPOL Digital Security Challenge

TOKYO, Japan – Cybercrime investigators from Africa, the Americas and Asia have taken part in INTERPOL’s Digital Security Challenge to develop their skills in tackling real crimes in the virtual world.The three-day (13 – 15 February) exercise saw participants from 10 countries divided into six teams competing against each other, and the clock, to solve a...
14 February 2017

Japan child sex abuse network ringleader identified via INTERPOL is jailed

KYOTO, Japan – The ringleader of a child sex abuse network in Kyoto, identified via INTERPOL’s International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) database, has been sentenced to eight years after being found guilty of charges including child prostitution and forcible indecency.The conviction of the 28-year-old follows a global investigation which began in 201...
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
03 September 2015

Japan INTERPOL Purple notice brings arrest of two international jewel thieves

TOKYO, Japan – As a result of the worldwide circulation of an INTERPOL Purple Notice, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department arrested two Chinese suspects on 20 August at Narita Airport for stealing just months earlier a diamond ring valued at USD 170,000.Footage from a Tokyo jeweller’s security camera enabled the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB)...

Red Notices 2

Age today: 68 years old
Nationality: Canada


Age today: 39 years old
Nationality: Japan


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 11

Age today: 19 years old
Nationality: United states , Japan


Age today: 13 years old
Nationality: United states , Japan


All Missing persons

  • 36th INTERPOL General Assembly - 27 September - 4 October 1967 - Kyoto


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