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Public Security Intelligence Agency

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Public Security Intelligence Agency
Agency overview
FormedJuly 21, 1952
JurisdictionGovernment of Japan
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan

The Public Security Intelligence Agency (公安調査庁, kōanchōsa-chō) is the national intelligence agency of Japan. It is administered by the Ministry of Justice in the government of Japan.


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The PSIA is formed with the current organization:

  • Internal Departments
    • General Affairs Department
      • Trial Office
      • Planning and Coordination Office
      • Information Management Office
      • Public Relations and Communications Office
      • Human Resources Section
      • Work Promotion Office
    • First Intelligence Department (Domestic Intelligence, headed by career police officer)
      • Section 1 (Domestic security issues - Citizen group/s investigation, electoral information)
      • Section 2 (Kakurōkyō/Revolutionary Communist League, National Committee investigation)
      • Third Division (Japanese Communist Party investigation)
      • Fourth Division (Right Wing group/s investigation)
      • Fifth Division (Other domestic pro-left group/s investigations such as Japan Revolutionary Communist League (Revolutionary Marxist Faction))
      • Aum Special Research Office
    • Second Intelligence Department (Foreign Intelligence, headed by career/non-career person)
      • Section 1 (Japanese Red Army and international terrorism investigation)
      • Section 2 (Foreign intelligence investigation, including liaising with foreign agents stationed in Japan)
      • Third Division (North Korean investigation)
      • Fourth Division (China/Southeast Asia/Russia/Europe/United States investigation)
  • Institute
    • Training Institute (Located in Akishima)
  • Regional Bureaus
    • Hokkaido (Hokkaido Bureau), Miyagi (Tohoku Bureau), Tokyo (Kanto Bureau), Aichi (Chubu Bureau), Osaka (Kinki Bureau), Hiroshima (Chugoku Bureau), Kagawa (Shikoku Bureau) and Fukuoka (Kyushu Bureau)
      • Public Security Intelligence Offices (Hokkaido, Iwate, Niigata, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Nagano, Ishikawa, Kyoto, Hyogo, Okayama, Kumamoto and Okinawa.)