Jun 10, 2016

MSDF emerges as option to help coast guard protect Senkakus

The first Chinese warship to cruise by waters near the Senkaku Islands has prompted Japan to look into the possibility of mobilizing the Self-Defense Forces for maritime police duties. Under Japan’s response protocol, if a Chinese warship enters Japanese territorial waters near the Japan-administered ...

Jun 3, 2016

Nothing harmful found aboard BA jet evacuated, searched at Newark

An unspecified threat to an arriving British Airways flight forced the evacuation of the plane at Newark Liberty Airport Thursday afternoon, but no suspicious items were found in the plane or in passengers’ luggage, officials said. The plane carrying 206 passengers and 13 crew ...

Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit

May 25, 2016

Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit

As Japanese authorities prepare for the two-day summit of Group of Seven leaders in central Japan from Thursday, travelers and commuters have begun to see a heightened vigilance level in the capital with more uniformed officers on the streets and other security measures implemented. ...

Security tightens in Tokyo and Mie ahead of summit

May 22, 2016

Security tightens in Tokyo and Mie ahead of summit

The superintendent-general of the Metropolitan Police Department has called for public cooperation in keeping the capital safe during the Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture later this week. “If you notice anything suspicious, please call the police immediately,” Superintendent-General Kiyotaka Takahashi said Saturday ...