I thought Japan has been practicing industrial espionage for the last 40+ years anyway?
While its fair play to them and they can't rely on allies forever, I can't but help wonder how many wet-behind-the-ear Jap spooks will be caught in compromising places over the next few years.
Unless we've offered them an extremely lucrative contract teaching them how to kick transmitter rocks around Russian parks, but I imagine the Yanks have that stitched up.
I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure the jap national police have there own intelligence people and have done since the 50s
is it not just the case they're rebanding exsisting assets and just being open about it
And you'd better believe the Japs have their own store of Instant Sunshine somewhere as well.
I've no doubt they'd vehemently deny that. They may have a collection of separate items that purely coincidentally could possibly be made into nukes if only someone were to know how... oh, look! it's an instruction book in Japanese on how to make nukes! However did that get there?
Given that they've been ratcheting up the the territorial disputes with China, Taiwan and Russia lately I wouldn't be at all surprised if their new intelligence service started some pretty aggressive activity in those quarters.
Good luck to Kempeitai Reloaded, then - if they're going up against the PRC, they'll need it. From what very little I've read on the subject, the Chinese Spooks could give Mossad or the FSB a run for their money in terms of sheer ruthlessness...