With nine days to go before the G-7 Ise-Shima Summit takes place in Mie Prefecture, Tokyo Metro has removed trash cans from 170 subway stations in an effort to strengthen anti-terrorism measures.
Metro officials said the temporary measure will be in force until the summit ends on May 27, Fuji Tv reported.
Furthermore, use of coin lockers at stations will also be suspended at 140 subway locations.
These security measures are similar to what was in effect when Yokohama hosted the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit in 2010.
Tokyo Metro apologized for the inconvenience this may cause the public but asked for commuters' understanding to prevent possible terrorist attacks.© Japan Today