Japan's 'SWAT' team hones terror attack response after Brussels

Mar 30, 2016

Japan's 'SWAT' team hones terror attack response after Brussels

Police armed with guns tackled a grenade-throwing man and his accomplice in a bus hijack enactment in Tokyo on Wednesday after the Brussels airport and subway bomb attacks that killed 32 people. The Emergency Response Team, a select group from members of the country’s ...

MPD holds couterterrorism drill ahead of G-7 summit

Mar 28, 2016

MPD holds couterterrorism drill ahead of G-7 summit

The Metropolitan Police Department held an anti-terrorism drill Monday ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Ise-Shima, Mie Prefecture, in May. Around 200 people, including staff from East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) and other companies, took part in the drill at Tokyo ...

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo stages 'zebra escape'

Feb 2, 2016

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo stages 'zebra escape'

A zebra escaped from its enclosure in the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, giving one keeper a heart attack and injuring another — or at least that was the scenario for a drill aimed at dealing with runaway animals. The zebra — actually a zoo ...

Dec 20, 2015

Nuclear disaster drill held near Japan's only rebooted plant

Following its reactivation earlier this year, a nuclear disaster drill was held around the country’s sole working nuclear power plant on Sunday. About 3,600 officials and residents took part in the event to prepare for the possibility of a serious accident within 30 km ...

Jul 7, 2015

MSDF, Coast Guard to hold 'gray zone' drill off Izu Oshima

The Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Japan Coast Guard are planning their first joint drill for a “gray zone” incident that would stop short of a military attack on Japan, according to a government source. The drill will be held “soon” near Izu Oshima ...