Random body checks to be introduced in Japanese airports

7 years ago by in Featured, Japan

Randomly selected passengers can expect body searches at international airports across Japan, according to sources from the transport ministry.

The new measure could be applied starting June.

About 10 percent of the passengers of international flights will be randomly checked, including their baggage, Kyodo reported.

This kind of check was until now applied only to passengers who did not pass the regular screening at walk-through metal detectors.

The measure is meant to discourage acts involving weapons and explosives that are not picked up by the regular detectors, according to the quoted sources at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.