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Unusually tight security and large-scale traffic regulations for the two-day Group of 20 summit in Osaka is affecting the lives of residents and tourists.

The city remained on high alert on the summit’s first day on Friday. A helicopter circled over the Intex Osaka convention center, the main venue of the summit on Sakishima, a man-made island in Suminoe Ward, and numerous police officers were deployed around the site.

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