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Joint venture formed for Tokyo Olympic security operations

  • April 4, 2018
  • , Yomiuri , p. 32
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A joint venture with 14 private security companies as core members will take charge of security operations at the venues of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. According to the Organizing Committee, this is the first time that a joint venture is being commissioned for Olympic and Paralympic security measures.

 

Since the 2020 Olympic Games will be held at many venues, a large number of private security personnel will be needed. While the specific number of security staff for each venue has yet to be calculated, the total number is expected to exceed 14,000. With the security companies having to take on this task along with their regular operations, there has been concern that relying on a small number of private companies may result in personnel shortage.

 

Therefore, the Organizing Committee decided to form a joint venture, which has the added advantage of being able to conduct uniform training. This joint venture will start with 14 companies, including Secom and ALSOK, which are both Olympic Games sponsors. More companies all over the country will be invited to participate, evolving into an organization of over 100 companies.

 

The launching ceremony of the joint venture took place on April 3. Toshiro Muto, secretary general of the Organizing Committee, expressed his gratitude at the ceremony. He said: “We are reassured by the establishment of this security system that involves all of Japan.”

 

ALSOK President Yukiyasu Aoyama voiced his determination to “unite the private companies as one to meet the challenge.”

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