Railway line to be suspended during G-7 summit in Japan

Feb 2, 2016

Railway line to be suspended during G-7 summit in Japan

Security measures for the upcoming Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture will include the suspension of trains on a railway line near the venue. Kintetsu Inc. will suspend services on the Kintetsu Shima Line between Kashikojima Station and Ugata Station, both in the ...

Feb 1, 2016

China arrests fourth Japanese over spying, government confirms

The government denied Monday that Japan carries out espionage activities abroad as it announced that Chinese authorities have formally arrested a fourth Japanese citizen on suspicion of spying. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the top government spokesman, said China informed Japan last month that ...

Police ask Venice carnival-goers to lift masks for security

Feb 1, 2016

Police ask Venice carnival-goers to lift masks for security

Carnival-goers in Venice are being asked by police to momentarily lift their masks as part of new anti-terrorism measures for the annual festivities. Police are also examining backpacks and bags and using metal-detecting wands before revelers are allowed into St. Mark’s Square, the heart ...

Tokyo police chief seeks public's cooperation for G-7 summit

Jan 4, 2016

Tokyo police chief seeks public's cooperation for G-7 summit

Tokyo Police Chief Kiyotaka Takahashi is calling for cooperation from citizens and organizations to ensure the success of this year’s Group of Seven summit in Shima, Mie Prefecture. “Success will not be possible without a sense of unity among police, people and related organizations,” ...

Jan 4, 2016

Japan, Britain to hold security talks Friday

Japan and Britain will hold ministerial talks in Tokyo on Friday to strengthen security ties amid China’s growing maritime assertiveness. “In addition to beefing up defense and security cooperation, we will also discuss measures to counter terrorism” in the “two-plus-two” talks between the two ...

Jubilance in Times Square as New York rings in 2016

Jan 1, 2016

Jubilance in Times Square as New York rings in 2016

More than a million people in New York’s Times Square hailed the arrival of 2016 early Friday with kisses, cheers and a measure of relief as America’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration unfolded without a hitch under a blanket of unprecedented security. The transition ...