The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on May 13 held a meeting to discuss anti-terrorism measures and traffic control in its building in Chiyoda Ward ahead of the planned visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to Japan later this month.
The TMPD has already tightened security near the U.S. Embassy in Minato Ward and other places to prepare for the U.S. presidential visit. President Trump, who will visit Japan as a state guest, will become the first foreign leader to meet the Emperor after his enthronement. Accordingly, the TMPD plans to step up security at the Imperial Palace and the Akasaka Imperial Residence. It will also inspect vehicles in various locations.
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Commissioner Masamitsu Miura stated, “We’ll stake the reputation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on maintaining safety and the smooth operation of events.”