• Kyodo


A large-scale safety drill for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games was held for the first time Thursday at competition venues in Tokyo to prepare for the possibility of a major earthquake during the event.

Police officers, firefighters and Self-Defense Forces personnel joined the drill held by the organizing committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre and other venues to ensure the safety of spectators in case a quake strikes.

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