Police in Japan and 10 Southeast Asian countries on July 19 began sharing terrorism-promoting information found on 50,000 websites in various languages, including Arabic and Indonesian.
The National Police Agency and its counterparts at 10 members of ASEAN will monitor the websites in the languages used in their countries.
If they uncover information encouraging acts of terrorism by ordinary individuals or in the name of jihad, police will translate it into English and share it on a database, NPA officials said.
Police are on alert for a growing number of individuals, known as lone wolves, unaffiliated with recognized terrorist organizations. They commit acts of terrorism, instigated by jihadist causes spread over the Internet.
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