Japan established an organization Aug. 1 to prevent terrorist attacks before and during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics by sharing intelligence among government ministries and agencies.

The “center to share information on countermeasures against international terrorism” was set up in the Cabinet Secretariat.

Eleven ministries and agencies, including the National Police Agency, Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry, are represented in the new organization by at least one official.

The officials will quickly share and analyze information on possible terrorist attacks to prevent them from being carried out, using databases and knowledge from the ministries and agencies.

The establishment of the center was described in the outline for promotion of anti-terror measures, which was decided in December 2017 by the government’s headquarters to promote countermeasures against international organized crime and terrorism.