The Japanese government will intensify its counterterrorism and cyberattack countermeasures during the Tokyo Summer Olympics, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa said at a meeting of heads of departments of state security services from all over the country, Report informs referring to TASS.
"Acts of terrorism are taking place all over the world, and the activity of international terrorist groups is expanding through the Internet. Illegal actions in cyberspace also pose a great threat, and we are required to be extremely vigilant against the backdrop of the upcoming competition," she said.
At the meeting, Kamikawa ordered to intensify the collection and analysis of information necessary to prevent terrorist attacks and cyberattacks. The head of the Japanese Ministry of Justice also ordered close cooperation with all relevant ministries and departments both inside Japan and abroad.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were supposed to take place from July 24 through August 9, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year and will now occur from July 23 through August 8, 2021.