Japan on Tuesday announced $15.5 million to fight "terrorism" in the Middle East and Africa, as Tokyo tries to demonstrate its resolve despite the murder of two citizens by Islamist extremists.
The amount doubles the $7.5 million in assistance that Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida pledged during a visit to Brussels in January.
Kishida said in a statement the aid was part of Japan's effort to support "counter-terrorism capacity building assistance in the Middle East/Africa," including border control, investigation and development of legal systems.
Vice foreign minister Yasuhide Nakayama will give details on the aid when he attends a global counter-terrorism conference later this week in Washington, ministry officials said.
The announcement comes weeks after a Japanese journalist and his adventurer friend were decapitated by extremists from the self-styled Islamic State, a group whose fighters control tracts of Syria and Iraq.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has come in for criticism over the timing of an earlier $200 million Japanese pledge to help refugees fleeing IS-controlled areas.