Japan pledges $440 mn to boost anti-terrorism in Asia

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane

Japan PM Shinzo Abe has pledged $440 million to help Asian countries strengthen counter-terrorism measures.The plan involves introducing cutting-edge biometrics identification systems and advanced equipment to detect explosives. This comes after a surge in terrorist attacks in Asia, including Islamic State’s attack in the Philippines and Bangladesh’s cafe attack.