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    Tokyo will closely cooperate with the global community in order to fight terrorism, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Japan will keep cooperating closely with the international community in fight against terrorism, Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Yasuhisa Kawamura told Sputnik on Saturday.

    "Japan welcomes the close communications that have been demonstrated by the recent [G20] Summit Meetings of the Russia-US, US-France and others as solidarity is important in the fight against terrorism. Japan on its part will continue to cope appropriately with the anti-terrorist measures by keeping close collaboration with the international community," Kawamura said.

    The international community has recently been increasing its counter-terrorism efforts, after the deadly Paris attacks, which claimed the lives of 130 people and the downing of the Russian A321 aircraft over the Sinai peninsula in Egypt.

    Fight with terrorism was high on the agenda of the recent G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey on November 15-16.

    On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Moscow that the two countries agreed on the need to create a broad coalition to counter terrorism.

    Earlier on Saturday, media reports emerged that the Japanese Foreign Ministry would establish a center to collect information about international terrorism on December 8.

    The decision to open such a center came after the Islamic State militants in January beheaded two Japanese nationals, entrepreneur Haruna Yukawa and freelance journalist Kenji Goto, in retaliation for Japan’s $200 million pledge in humanitarian aid for ISIL-affected countries.


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