• Kyodo


With Tokyo preparing to host the Olympics in 2020, Japan plans to work with U.N. bodies and nongovernmental organizations to discourage violent extremist groups from taking hold in Asia, government sources say.

The plan centers on supporting women and young people in the areas of business and education to combat poverty, a potential driver of terrorism, the sources said Wednesday.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.