A Tokyo publishing house has released a book containing what are believed to be Metropolitan Police Department antiterrorism documents that were leaked onto the Internet last month.
Released by Dai-San Shokan Thursday, the book contains the personal information of Muslim residents in this country, such as their names and addresses.
Akira Kitagawa, president of the publisher, said he decided to put out the book "to raise questions about the laxity of the police's information control system."
The documents in question are thought to have been leaked via file-sharing software on Oct. 28. The book is printed in the same format as the documents.
The 469-page book, titled "Ryushutsu 'Koan Tero Joho' Zen Deta" (Leaked police terrorism info: all data), is on sale at some bookstores, but several major publishing agents have refused to distribute it.
If the documents are authentic, the book contains the names and photos of foreign residents being monitored by the 3rd Foreign Affairs Division at the Public Security Bureau of the MPD, the names of people who have cooperated with the police, and the photos and addresses of police officers involved in terrorism investigations.