• Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil in JapanTokyo

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On April 16, in Brasilia, the Federal Police of Brazil and the National Police Agency of Japan signed an agreement to cooperate in investigations. Both countries have reasons to celebrate, as our law enforcement agencies will, from now on, be able to further cooperate to better fight crime.

Impunity must be fought in every way we can. To respect a country’s law is the duty of every citizen, national or foreigner. Those accused of committing crimes — in Japan or in Brazil — must face trial. Good examples of the commitment of the Brazilian government to combat impunity are the cases of two Brazilian citizens, accused of committing crimes in Japan and then returning to Brazil. The first is now facing trial in Brazil, accused of a fatal hit and run, and the second is presently in prison in Brazil, accused of murder. Good coordination between Brazilian and Japanese law enforcement authorities was instrumental for achieving such results.

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