TOKYO (AFP) - The Group of Eight justice ministers and security chiefs gathered in Tokyo on Wednesday to discuss ways to better coordinate the fight against terrorism and organised crime. The participants from the eight industrial powers began three days of talks with a dinner at a Tokyo hotel hosted by Justice Minister Kunio Hatoyama and Shinya Izumi, chief of Japan's national public safety commission. The gathering is one of a series of preparatory meetings ahead of the G8 leaders' summit in July at Toyako, a lakeside report in northern Japan. The attendees, including US Attorney-General Michael Mukasey, will discuss ways to crack down on individual and organised terrorists, including those belonging to Al-Qaeda, a Japanese government official said. "We are looking to build global networks in which we can sort out information among authorities around the world, and between the public sector and the private sector, to jointly tackle borderless crimes," the official said.