In addition to protecting the accommodation of leaders, embassies and official institutions, increased attention will be paid to train stations, airports.
The Japanese authorities will attract 18 thousand police officers to guard various facilities and patrol during the upcoming visit of U.S. President Joe Biden to Tokyo on May 22-24, when the city will also host the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) summit with the participation of the leaders of the United States, Japan, Australia and India.
Special attention will be paid to the prevention of various terrorist threats, including cybersecurity, the Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday. A special headquarters has already been set up to manage the police forces.
Since Thursday, police have set up roadblocks on the streets adjacent to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. There are obstacles installed there, forcing cars to move at low speeds. The police selectively stop cars and check the documents of the drivers.
In addition to protecting the accommodation of leaders, embassies and official institutions, increased attention will be paid to train stations, airports and other crowded places. A special unit is designed to prevent the appearance of drones of potential intruders. It is supposed to introduce temporary restrictions on traffic. Approximately the same security measures were reportedly taken during U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan in May 2019.