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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.

Although Tokyo is about 300 km away from the venue of the G-7 summit, the Metropolitan Police Department is mobilizing up to 19,000 police officers to tighten security.

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