The National Police Agency has decided to arm police forces across Japan with 1,000 automatic rifles to guard important facilities — including the Prime Minister’s Official Residence and the U.S. Embassy — against possible terrorist attacks, NPA sources said Saturday.
One thousand rifles are necessary to arm members of riot squads at Japan’s 47 prefectural police headquarters, which at present only have a small number of automatic rifles, they said.
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