Kyodo News International reports Japan’s House of Representatives has endorsed an agreement with the U.S. to enable the two countries to share the fingerprint data of suspects of serious crimes. “The pact, which is set to clear the Diet during the ongoing session with approval from the House of Councillors, makes it possible for the two countries to mutually provide fingerprint information upon request more swiftly than under conventional procedures through the International Criminal Police Organisation,” the report states, noting the sharing of the data is expected to begin in the next few years.
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