26 June, 2015
Bureau of General Affairs
Trial Bag Inspections at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has decided to conduct a trial of bag inspections for those entering office floors to help increase the security of TMG Buildings.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause users of TMG Buildings, and would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
1. Trial period
Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 31, 2015
In front of each elevator on the first and second floors of the Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No. 1
Accessways of the Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No. 1 and No. 2 (third floor)
Entrances of the first and second floors of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building
Visual bag inspection and inspection of personal belongings using a metal detector
In addition to bag inspections, which are currently being conducted, personal belongings will be inspected using a metal detector at the TMG Building Observatories.
We will strengthen fixed-point security at important locations as well as patrols and security on each floor of TMG Buildings to ensure early identification of suspicious individuals or objects and a rapid response.
Reference: Image of bag inspection (PDF:200KB)
General Affairs Section, General Affairs Division, Bureau of General Affairs