Body Washes Up On Rio Beach Olympic Notes Rio Police Protesting Financial Disaster Rio Withdrawals 'Not An Embarrassment' Brazil To Prepare Citizens For Terrorism Olympic Notes Rio Mayor Delivers Cycling Arena UK Sport Announces Funding Boost WADA Suspends Rio Drug-Testing Lab Maister: Golf Faces Cut If Stars Stay Away
Enter amount in full numerical value, without currency symbol or commas (ex: 3000000).
SBD Global/April 7, 2014/Olympics
Tokyo Police Launch Counterterrorism Unit At Haneda Airport
Published April 7, 2014
Tokyo police launched a counterterrorism unit Thursday "to deal with potential hijackings and other attacks at Tokyo International Airport in Haneda," according to JIJI. The Metropolitan Police Department "tightened security" after the airport expanded its int'l flights by about 50% last month to about 90,000 per year. That is expected "to rise further before the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020." MPD Superintendent-General Naoyoshi Takatsuna said at a ceremony, “I hope you will work hard as the last fortress for the country’s air security in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics" (JIJI, 4/3).