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19 Nov 2019 | 01:38 PM UTC

Japan: Pope Francis to visit Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki November 23-26

Japan News Alert

Pope Francis will visit Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki between November 23-26; heightened security presence and crowded conditions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION Tokyo, Hiroshima prefecture, Nagasaki prefecture, Haneda Airport (HND)

Event

Event Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Japan on Saturday, November 23, through Tuesday, November 26. The pope is expected to arrive in Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND) where he is scheduled to attend a welcome ceremony at 17:40 (local time). On Sunday, November 24, the pope is expected to visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima. On Monday, November 25, he will meet with several dignitaries and civil servants, including Emperor Naruhito and the prime minister at the Imperial Palace and Kantei. Pope Francis is also due to hold meetings and holy mass at various locations during his visit. On Tuesday, Pope Francis will fly from Tokyo to Roma and a farewell ceremony will be held at HND at 11:20.

Heightened security measures, including an increase in checkpoints and movement restrictions, will likely be in place around all papal events and at the airport. Crowded conditions are anticipated in Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki during the papal visit.

Advice

Individuals Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant in large public gatherings, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. Anticipate increased security measures and localized transportation disruptions (including crowded conditions) near events related to the papal visit.

 

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