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Chemical Terrorism Drill to be Held in Tsukuba

According to the Ibaraki Shimbun, a chemical terrorism drill based on 国民保護法(Civil Protection Law) will be held inside TX Tsukuba Station and other locations tomorrow. This drill is targeted to 420 people in 109 agencies such as the Ibaraki Prefectural Government, Ibaraki Police and Self-Defense Forces. So even though the article doesn’t mention the time of the drill, it will probably be held after the operating hours.

The drill tomorrow will be carried out under the assumption that sarin (deadly gas) was dispersed. Agents from four fire department head quarters within Ibaraki will go through rescue/evacuation/decontamination drills in chemical protection suits, and Ibaraki Prefectural government staff members will go through information gathering/ judging situation drills without being told what “the scenario of drills” are.

This kind of terrorism drill is the second one to be held in Ibaraki. The first one was held at the Nulcear Off-site Center in Tokai Village and a couple of other locations last year.

For more on Civil Protection Law, visit:
Cabinet Secretariat Civil Protection Portal Site


  • Shaney says:

    According to the city hall newsletter, the drills will take place between 9am and 11am. Traffic will be restricted around Chuo-Dori between 8:30am and 12:30pm and you will not be able to walk around the police box (koban). Also, you will not be able to use A2 exit from 8:30am to 11am.

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  • RrFish says:

    Thank you Shaney for clarifying the time!
    I assumed it will be held very late at night because a fire(?) drill at the station was held after the TX’s operating hours last year or earlier this year…. Sorry, TsukuBlog readers!