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Japan to start random body searches at its international airports

Some passengers traveling through international airports in Japan can expect body searches beginning in June, the Kyodo news agency reported, citing transport ministry sources.

Kyodo said about 10 percent of passengers at all airports with international flights would be randomly selected for a body search and baggage check.

The sources said that the reinforced procedures were expected to be a deterrent to acts involving explosives and weapons that metal detectors do not pick up, Kyodo reported.

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