Security Tightened For Imperial Procession

Security tightened for Imperial procession

Tokyo police are stepping up security for the Imperial procession taking place later on Sunday to mark Emperor Naruhito's accession to the throne.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has set up a "top security division" under the leadership of its chief. About 26,000 officers, including 3,000 from other prefectures, are being mobilized.

Anti-drone Measures To Be Tightened Near Airports

Anti-drone measures to be tightened near airports

Japan's transport minister has indicated that the restrictions on using drones near airports will be tightened to ensure the safety of aviation.

Kazuyoshi Akaba was speaking to reporters on Friday, following reports that a drone had been spotted the previous night over Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan. The runways were temporarily closed and 27 flights were affected.

Security Tightened On Tokyo 2020 Marathon Route

Security tightened on Tokyo 2020 marathon route

Tokyo police will put into place special terror-prevention measures at the Marathon Grand Championship taking place on Sunday. It is being done in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The MGC is a qualifier for next year's Olympics. It will take place on the planned route for the Olympic marathon, except for the start and finish points.

Security Tightened In Osaka Ahead Of G20 Summit

Security tightened in Osaka ahead of G20 summit

Railway operators in western Japan have stepped up security at train stations ahead of the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Osaka.

Coin-operated lockers and trash cans were shut down at major stations in Osaka Prefecture on Monday -- four days before the start of the meeting.

Japanese Language Schools Face Tightened Rules

Japanese language schools face tightened rules

Japan's immigration authorities plan to tighten the rules on Japanese language schools to get them to raise their standards. Some schools have been criticized for their poor education levels.

Also, many students are reportedly working outside the classroom for more hours than they are supposed to.