Tokyo, Aug. 29 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s National Police Agency revealed Thursday that it will seek about 30 billion yen to finance security costs related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in its budget request for fiscal 2020.
The figure is up 21.3 billion yen from relevant funds secured under the fiscal 2019 budget.
Including the funds for Tokyo Games security, the agency’s overall general-account budget request for the coming year from April came to 361,672 million yen, up 19,588 million yen, or 5.7 pct, from the fiscal 2019 budget.
For the quadrennial sporting events, some 10 billion yen will be requested for police forces’ activities, including their traveling costs, and some 17.9 billion yen for chartering vehicles and equipment needed for security checks.
The NPA will also seek some 1.5 billion yen for the installation of communications equipment connecting competition venues and the police security headquarters.
In the wake of a series of attacks on police boxes, the agency will request about 280 million yen for a model project to enhance security.
It aims to develop a system to detect suspicious people with certain behavior, such as going back and force around a police box, using cameras.