Strengthening anti-terrorism measures at airports 13/16 13:13 on September 13

As the Rugby World Cup and the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are refrained, airport inspections nationwide will begin to check for dangerous goods by taking off jackets and other jackets in order to strengthen anti-terrorism measures in Japan. It was.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has been strengthening security inspections before boarding from 13th in order to promote anti-terrorism measures at airports nationwide.

Among them, at the security checkpoint on the domestic flights at Haneda Airport, inspectors called on passengers who passed through the gate, as with international flights, to take off jackets such as suit jackets and shoes covering ankles.

Outerwear and shoes were placed on the tray in the same way as baggage, and X-ray inspection was conducted to check whether dangerous goods were hidden.

A man in his 60s said, “I think it is necessary to strengthen inspection because it is natural to take off the jacket on international flights.”

In addition, a female employee in her twenties said, “I was surprised when I was told to take off my jacket. It ’s going to be troublesome because I wear thick clothes in the winter. I ’ll come to the airport early.” It was.

Mr. Tomoyuki Hayashida, Director, Safety Planning Division, Aviation Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, said, “I want you to come to the airport with plenty of time, especially during periods of congested holidays and the year-end and New Year holidays.”