World leaders are making their way to Japan for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit that begins on Thursday.
A record number of police officers will be on duty during the summit. Top priority will be placed on the summit venue and soft targets such as the city of Hiroshima, which US President Barack Obama will visit on Friday.
The Ise-Shima summit will take place on Thursday and Friday in Shima, Mie Prefecture.
Obama will head to Hiroshima after the G7 meeting.He will be the first incumbent US president to visit the site of the atomic bombing.
Most of the G7 leaders will arrive in Japan on Wednesday. The deputy head of the National Police Agency will command a security taskforce for the 4-day period.
Police officers from across the nation have been dispatched to reinforce security. Up to 23-thousand officers will be on duty at the summit venue and its vicinity, as well as the Chubu Centrair International Airport in Aichi, which will be the port of entry for many world leaders.
Up to 70,000 officers will be posted at 3,500 sites such as major stations and shopping districts to protect soft targets where people converge, and where security is usually relatively light.
Up to 4,600 officers will be on duty in Hiroshima when Obama becomes the first sitting US president to visit the atomic-bombed city.
Source and image: NHK