Japan has moved up the launch of an anti-terrorism intelligence unit following the deadly attacks in Paris, the government said Friday.

The specialized unit will be set up within the Foreign Ministry next week, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.

It will involve staff from the foreign and defense ministries, the National Police Agency and the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office, Japan’s current equivalent of the U.S. CIA.

Intelligence-gathering staff will be sent to areas susceptible to terrorist activities, including parts of Southeast Asia, the Middle East and northwestern Africa, Suga said.

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