Drones banned around G7 summit venues

Mie Prefecture in central Japan has banned the flight of drones around the venues of the upcoming Group of Seven summit. An ordinance adopted by the prefectural assembly took effect on Monday. It bans the flying of unmanned aerial vehicles over Kashiko Island in Shima City, where the summit will take place, as well as…

Large-scale anti-terrorism drills held in Tokyo

     Tokyo police have conducted large-scale drills to prepare for possible coordinated terrorist attacks in Tokyo in the run-up to the Ise-Shima Group of Seven Summit in May.      About 360 people including police officers and private citizens took part on Monday. The drills simulated attacks at a railway station and a busy…