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Tokyo 2020 forms joint venture for Olympics security

The organising committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Security Joint Venture (Tokyo 2020 Games Security JV).

The partnership is designed to implement an all-Japan security structure that will enable Tokyo 2020 to entrust security services in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa and designated surrounding areas to Tokyo 2020 Games Security JV.

The joint venture has been established primarily by security companies SECOM and ALSOK, both official partners of the Games in the security services and planning category. Tokyo 2020 Games Security JV will be able to drive recruitment of additional member companies as part of the agreement.

The joint venture will develop the structure for the recruitment and entrustment of security services. Tokyo 2020 and Tokyo 2020 Games Security JV will also hold discussions with a view to signing a contract governing the basic framework of these services.

Tokyo 2020 said in a statement: “Tokyo 2020 intends to ensure the safety and security of the Tokyo 2020 Games through this nationwide cooperative structure; this will showcase good practices for the future, and ensure that all Games’ participants, spectators and surrounding local communities need have no concerns for their personal safety and security. This in turn will create the conditions under which all people can share in the excitement generated by the Games.”