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05 Jun 2020 | 09:24 AM UTC

Japan: Bomb threat made against advertising agency office in Tokyo’s Shiodome district June 5

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Bomb threat made against advertising agency office in Tokyo’s Shiodome district on June 5; exercise increased caution

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/5/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION Tokyo


A bomb threat was made against the office of the Dentsu Inc. advertising agency in Tokyo's Shiodome district on Friday, June 5. The company evacuated its staff following the receipt of an anonymous warning that an explosion would occur after a deadline of 07:00 (local time) on Sunday, June 7. The office is expected to remain closed over the coming days, and police have cordoned off the building and other facilities in the vicinity.

A heightened security presence and associated disruptions are likely in area in the near term.


Individuals in the vicinity of Shiodome district are advised to monitor developments, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, prepare for transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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