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Japan to beef up nuclear security before Rugby World Cup, Olympics

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Why do I want to think that this is just paying lip service to the issue? Typically things don't get done until after something happens. And even then it's a committee or two of old guys teeth sucking at the problem and doing nothing.

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Shouldn't it be already a security issue. Or because foreigners are coming they might steal nuclear materials? A manual? They presently don't even have a manual? Japan is not anywhere near being responsible enough to have a nuclear industry.

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Sticking a few more guard man outside with red glow sticks should do the job.

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If the Japanese have proven anything over the years it's that the greatest threat to nuclear security here is home-grown.

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Trying to emember the last time rugby fans stole fission materials. But cameras and a manual should stymie them. Shame Fucashima didn't have a manual? All those same rugby supporters lingering around the fence just waiting.

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Here’s the key to understanding this article:

As part of the country's efforts to boost counterterrorism steps before hosting the major sporting events, the government will aim at enforcing related laws

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Exactly "Why do they suddenly think that they need to protect these places from dangerous hordes of foreign sports fans, when every "terrorist" incident in Japan's history has involved only local citizens?

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Yes, I can just see international terrorists and nuclear material thieves entering the country in the guise of rugby fans.

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Beef up! So at he moment the security isn't beefed up? But the hordes of foreigners expected suddenly require a beefing up of security. Such a pathetic excuse.

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"Authorities are looking for a lad in a rugby shirt," said no terrorist wanted report ever.

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Security Theatre with shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays

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Japan's own terrorists are world renowned for their expertise with weapons of mass destruction, ie, sarin nerve agent. But I guess rugby fans are seen as a much bigger threat, since so many will be foreign.

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Only now? The quick I leave this place the better.

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