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Tokyo police beefs up safety forward of G7 Hiroshima Summit

Tokyo [Japan], May 12 (ANI): Per week earlier than the G7 assembly that’s scheduled to begin from May 19-21, Tokyo Police have strengthened safety within the western metropolis of Hiroshima, NHK World reported.

At the worldwide terminal of Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, extra cops at the moment are on responsibility.

Some of these being referred to as up embody anti-terrorism unit members from the airport. The police are patrolling the realm on Segways whereas looking out trash cans for uncommon objects.

Although Tokyo is a great distance from the summit’s location, authorities there are on excessive alert as a result of faraway cities have beforehand been the goal of terrorist assaults on large occasions. The so-called “soft targets” that Tokyo police are concentrating on are busy airports and prepare stations, NHK World reported.

They have additionally stationed extra officers at overseas embassies and different important amenities.

Very lately in April, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida suffered a lethal assault. It passed off at a fishing port within the western metropolis of Wakayama, because the prime minister ready to talk in favour of a by-election candidate.

Commenting on the incident, Kishida informed reporters that violent assaults throughout elections are “unforgivable.””Together with the people of Japan, we will do our utmost to ensure safety during the diplomatic schedule,” Kishida mentioned.

Kishida was unhurt within the assault, along with his safety element taking him to security shortly earlier than the sound of an explosion rang out and Kimura was subdued. One police officer suffered minor accidents on his left arm, Japan Times reported. (ANI)