No Terrorists in Toshima’s Toilets

11/10/2010
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Photo Credit: Eric Bloodaxe


TOKYO (majirox news) — Everyone in Tokyo can sleep sounder knowing Toshima, one of the 23 wards in Tokyo, is ever vigilant.

Tokyo is gearing up its security for the *Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC, on Nov. 13 and 14, which will be held in Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo. Yokohama lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, and is a major commercial center of the Greater Tokyo Area.

The English Translation of Japanese Sign on the Toilet in Toshima

“Notice!

On November 13th and 14th, APEC will hold it’s summit in Yokohama.

As part of the comprehensive measures against terrorism, this toilet will be closed from Nov. 12th through Nov. 14th.

We regret any inconvenience caused and ask your understanding and cooperation.

Toshima Ku”

*APEC is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. It has 21 members – referred to as “Member Economies” – which account for approximately 40.5%1 of the world’s population, approximately 54.2%1 of world GDP and about 43.7%2 of world trade. APEC’s 21 Member Economies are Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; The Republic of the Philippines; The Russian Federation; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States of America; Vietnam.

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