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National Police Agency of Japan visits INTERPOL Washington

For Immediate Release
INTERPOL Washington

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, a delegation from the National Police Agency (NPA) of Japan met with INTERPOL Washington Director Michael A. Hughes to expand partnership opportunities between the two law enforcement agencies.

“This historic visit is a reflection of the strength of our relationship with our Japanese counterparts," said Dir. Hughes. "By working together, we can leverage our collective expertise, resources, and networks to better identify, prevent, and respond to global threats. We look forward to continuing our work together to protect our communities and prevent crime, anywhere it may occur."

During the meeting, the delegation from Japan and Dir. Hughes discussed issues of mutual interest, including collaborative strategies against transnational organized crime and cybercrime. They also explored ways to strengthen information sharing and global law enforcement cooperation.

Director Hughes and Director Shinohara
Director Hughes and Director Shinohara

A component of the U.S. Department of Justice co-managed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, INTERPOL Washington—the U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB)—is the designated U.S. representative to INTERPOL. It serves as the national point of contact and coordination for all INTERPOL matters, coordinating international investigative efforts among member countries and the more than 18,000 local, state, federal, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies.

Updated April 5, 2023