Former Prime Minister Abe ‘National Funeral’ raises alert level in Tokyo for 1 week | NHK | National Funeral

Security in Tokyo where the alert level was raised from the 20th.
The Metropolitan Police Department will gradually increase the alert level over the next week, and on the day of the state funeral on the 27th of this month, the Metropolitan Police Department will set up a “supreme security headquarters” directed by the chief of police.

In May this year, at the Quad summit meeting, the framework of the four countries of Japan, the United States, Australia and India was set up at the “special security headquarters led by the deputy general manager, and this time from security at that time. , raises the alert level.

Many dignitaries from Japan and abroad are expected at the state funeral, so the policy is to take the highest level of preparedness in case of unforeseen circumstances. The Supreme Security Headquarters was established during the ceremony.

The Metropolitan Police Department has decided to increase the number of police more than usual in places subject to caution, such as the Nippon Budokan place and embassies in Tokyo, and to organize temporary riot police at from Tokyo police stations.

In addition, nearly 2,000 police officers from across the country will be dispatched to support the city, and will be vigilant along the roadsides where funeral convoys and VIP convoys pass.

Vigilance is also being heightened in so-called “soft targets”, such as around Haneda Airport, which is used by overseas VIPs, and major Tokyo stations where many people congregate.

At present, it is also a policy to implement “visible security” by having uniformed police, which would act as a deterrent to terrorism and crime, in front, and the city will be on high alert for “state funeral” a week later. .

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