Japanese Railway to Install Direct Video Feed to Police
The East Japan Railway Company said Tuesday it would introduce a system to send video surveillance images straight to police during emergency situations, part of an effort to boost security ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Plans also include installing about 22,000 security cameras at 1,200 stations. Meanwhile, the transport ministry has started testing body scanners at a central station where a 1995 nerve gas attack took place.
Is everyone on board with these new measures? Despite a spate of high-profile train attacks in recent years, rail companies have opposed stricter rules that may inconvenience passengers.