posted on Apr, 22 2014 @ 08:07 AM
Well, President Obama will be here tomorrow and North Korea may test a nuke also tomorrow. I wonder how that is all going to play out.
Police in Tokyo are tightening security one day before the scheduled arrival of US President Barack Obama.
Obama is to visit Japan as a state guest from Wednesday through Friday on the first leg of his Asian tour.
The Metropolitan Police Department has mobilized 16,000 officers, or about one-third of its staff, to prepare for possible attacks by terrorists or
radical groups. The mobilization is the largest by the police since an APEC meeting 4 years ago.
At Haneda Airport, where Obama is to arrive, officers are patrolling for suspicious people or items. An observation deck and parts of parking
buildings are to be closed off several hours before and after his arrival.
Checkpoints have been set up around the State Guest House, where Obama is scheduled to meet Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Riot police are posted
about every dozen meters around the facility.
Riot police are also assigned to patrol in and around Tokyo Station, a key railway terminal. Use of about 5,300 lockers there has been suspended.
Police are inspecting vehicles around the clock near the US Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo. Five years ago, a launcher containing an
explosive was found near the base before Obama visited Japan.