National Police Agency Security Bureau (Japan)

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The Security Bureau of the National Police Agency (警察庁警備局, Keisatsu-chō Keibi-kyoku) is a bureau of the Japan's National Police Agency in charge of national-level internal security affairs.[1][2] It supervises the Security Bureau and the Public Security Bureau of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, and Security Departments of the Prefectural Police Departments for those issues.[3][4]

The NPA SB is currently being commanded by Yoshihiko Oishi.[5]

It's known that the NPA has bureaucratic disputes with the JSDF since the former was rebuilt by the Allied Forces in order to monitor any signs of pro-Communist activities.[2]


Organization of the Security Bureau is as follows:[6]

Security Department[edit]

It is charged with internal counter-terrorism, countering cybercrime and surveillance of potentially threatening groups, organisations, and social phenomena:[4] It's also tasked with providing close protection requirements to VIPs.[7]

  • Security Planning Division (警備企画課, Keibi Kikaku-ka)
    • Security Coordination Office
    • Image Data Analysis Office
    • Intelligence Coordination Analysis Office
    • Crisis Management Office
    • Cyber Attack Analysis Center
  • Public Security Division (公安課, Kōan-ka)
    • Intelligence Countermeasure Office
    • Far-Left Countermeasure Office
    • Far-Right Countermeasure Office
    • Special Organized Crime Countermeasure Office
  • Security Division (警備課, Keibi-ka)

Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Department[edit]

It is charged with counter-intelligence, and international counter-terrorism:[8]

  • Foreign Affairs Division (外事課, Gaiji-ka)
    • Foreign Affairs Technical Investigation Office
    • Foreign Affairs Research Office
    • Foreign Affairs Special Case Countermeasure Office
    • Unauthorized Export Countermeasure Office
  • Counter International Terrorism Division (国際テロリズム対策課, Kokusai Terorizumu Taisaku-ka)
    • Counter International Terrorism Countermeasure Office


Prospective SB officers are trained at the National Police Academy in intelligence gathering techniques.[9]


  1. ^ Aftergood, Steven (12 October 2000). "FAS: Security Bureau". Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b Davis and Gustafson, page. 185.
  3. ^ National Police Agency Police History Compilation Committee, ed. (1977). Japan post-war police history (in Japanese). Japan Police Support Association.
  4. ^ a b National Police Agency. 警察庁警備局 自由と繁栄の礎を築く (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-05-29.
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  6. ^ "ORGANIZATION & RESOURCES (POLICE OF JAPAN 2014)" (PDF). National Police Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-13. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
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  8. ^ National Police Agency. 警察庁外事情報部 「外からの脅威」との闘い (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  9. ^ Andrew Oros (2008-06-09). "Japan's Growing Intelligence Capabilities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2019-05-23.


  • Davies, Philip H.J.; Gustafson, Kristian, eds. (2013). Intelligence Elsewhere: Spies and Espionage Outside the Anglosphere. Georgetown University Press. ISBN 978-1589019560.