Gas Stations To Check Id Of Container Customers

Gas stations to check ID of container customers

Japan's fire authority will require gas stations in the country to identify purchasers of gasoline in containers from next year. The move is in response to the deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation studio in July.

The suspect in the case allegedly bought 40 liters of gasoline in containers at a gas station before launching his attack.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency announced on Monday that it will ask gas stations to check the identification of people who buy gasoline in containers.

The agency will also require them to confirm what the customers use the gasoline for.

Gas stations will also have to make detailed records of such sales including dates and quantity sold.

The new rule will come into effect on February 1 next year.