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Waseda University closes its campuses due to bomb threat

  • September 3, 2020
  • , Sankei , NHK
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Sankei reported online on Wednesday on the finding that on Aug. 29 Waseda University received an email threatening to bomb its main buildings on Sept. 4. The paper said the university is planning to close all of its campuses including its affiliated middle and high schools and bar students from entering buildings on Sept. 4. 


Meanwhile, NHK reported online on Wednesday that local municipalities across Japan are receiving similar kinds of threats almost daily, adding that so far at least 16 prefectures have received more than 60 threats since the middle of August. The network said schools and local governments have no choice but to respond to the threats, adding that people across the nation are voicing anger at the threats which they describe as “despicable.”

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