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Security in spotlight for Hiroshima G7 summit after attacks on Kishida, Abe

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By Toma Mochizuki

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Just give up on the j-police.

They aint good enough.

Hire a good security team from abroad.

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Following the latest attack by a man who targeted Prime Minister Fumio Kishida by throwing an explosive device at him as he campaigned in April, top government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno vowed to take all possible measures to ensure the safety of those attending the international event.

So security for them beats security for ordinary people? Ridiculous. Just hold the whole thing on the phone.

Just give up on the j-police

Correct, they are pathetic. Couldn't catch a cold.

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Unfortunately, the J-cop idea of security for these things is still: Target and ID all foreigners at airports and train stations, stand around with glow sticks at major street crossings to stop random folk going about life, have patrol cars with their loudspeakers encouraging people to report any suspicious people or things, and of course the famous remove all trash and recycling bins in public.

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Target and ID all foreigners at airports and train stations

In all my years of living Japan, the only time I ever been stopped by the boys in blue, is a grand total of once.

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Whoever was responsible sent a clear message; it doesn't matter how much security you have we can take you out where a politician is most comfortable, in public.

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Shows how popular the LDP really is.

NOT!

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Problem is the body guards, SP and the whole police team have no common sense !

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Today, Japan and all countries in the world can leave no stone unturned to ensure its politicians are safe from killers. Killers today can kill with easily-hidden weapons such as a small needle tipped with deadly venom from the Cobra, Black Mamba or, the Australian Brown Snake. Victims die long before an antidote can be found to reach them.

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Despite having a reputation for being among the safest countries in the world, "Japan is the only developed country where high-ranking political figures have been targeted (in attacks) recently," Fukuda said.

And why have these attacks been initiated?

I’m surprised there are not more of them

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Elvis is hereMay 1  05:40 pm JST

Target and ID all foreigners at airports and train stations

In all my years of living Japan, the only time I ever been stopped by the boys in blue, is a grand total of once.

....in 30 years Elvis, not even once!

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"It's difficult to believe that reforms implemented by the police (after Abe's shooting) were actually being put into practice" since there was another serious incident, said Mitsuru Fukuda, professor at the College of Risk Management at Nihon University.

It is not necessary to be an expert to understand that an incompetent criminal being allowed to throw a bomb to the Prime Minister means security is severely lacking, still it is good to have it clear and loud for people to understand this was not something unavoidable, just a result of deficient security.

top government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno vowed to take all possible measures to ensure the safety of those attending the international event.

The problem is that declarations like these were already made after the death of Shinzo Abe, and the "increased security measures" did not even included a bag check that could have prevented completely the recent bomb attack, this is why there is a lack of confidence that this will be done properly from now.

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In the lead up to the G7 summit, the government said it is considering introducing technologies such as drones equipped with cameras and artificial intelligence to quickly detect suspicious behavior.

Japan continues to effortlessly increase its security measures, which will make this the safest G7 summit yet, and the experts concur.

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This type of organisations and gatherings are very beneficial to reduce unemployment as many poliice and security needed.

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As can be seen in the photo, there has been a significant change in security at local politicians' speeches. At the same time, the security that will take place at the summit will barely resemble what is provided for these domestic events, so it is kind of meaningless to compare the two.

Regardless, it is well-accepted that the G7 summit will run without any security hitches.

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