Summer festival during the Tokyo Olympics and Para period canceled due to lack of security guards, etc.

During the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, a survey by a tourism organization found that at least nine events, such as the summer festival held annually in Chiba Prefecture, are considering canceling or changing the schedule due to lack of security guards.

The “Chiba Promotion Council” created by the tourism associations in Chiba Prefecture conducted a questionnaire to the organizers in June about whether to hold 77 sightseeing events held annually in the prefecture during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics .

According to it, three festivals such as Kimitsu City's “Kimitsu Citizen Fureai Festival” and Minamiboso City's “Iwai Coast Summer Fireworks Festival” are being considered for cancellation or all six, and at least 9 such as changing the schedule. That one event will be affected.

The reason is that it may be difficult to procure the necessary number of guards, shuttle buses from the station to the venue, and fireworks explosives.

In addition, it is undecided that about 40 events can be held, Chiba Promotion Council Secretary Fumio Ishida said, “It is a good opportunity for foreigners to know about Japanese festivals. I would like you to devise whether it is possible to hold even part of it. "