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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Abe Urges Strengthening of Border Controls

Above, the meeting point for arrivals at Narita International Airport's Terminal One. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Unlike President Obama, who seems to run to the nearest golf course in the aftermath of a terrorist attack and who allows refugees into the United States which may include ISIS terrorists, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to beef up border controls.

According to The Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun):
It is urgently required to establish a system to gather intelligence on foreign terrorists, and to prevent terrorist attacks in Japan. 
Immediately after returning from a summit meeting of the Group of 20 major economies, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended a meeting of the National Security Council. “I want all of you to implement every possible measure to prevent a terrorist attack from occurring,” Abe told the council. 
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) extremist group, which carried out the simultaneous terrorist attacks in Paris last week, has named Japan as one of its targets. Given that Japan will host the Ise-Shima summit meeting of Group of Seven nations next year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the implementation of effective countermeasures cannot be put off any longer.
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