News Creating an "emergency management manual" to ensure safety on railways Expectations for AI prediction

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 There have been a series of murders on railways, which were thought to be a safe means of transportation, and the anxiety of railway users has risen to an unprecedented level. In 2015 and 2018, fatal incidents occurred on the Tokaido Shinkansen Nozomi train, and in July of this year, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism amended a ministerial ordinance to allow railway operators to independently inspect passengers' luggage. rice field. [Photo] How to protect yourself from terrorism on a train? Watch out for congestion during the year-end and New Year holidays

 However, in addition to the overcrowded schedule, the number of passengers on Japanese railways is extremely large, so it is not realistic to inspect all baggage. Isao Itabashi, Director of the Public Policy Research Institute Research Center, who is familiar with counter-terrorism measures. "Nevertheless, it would be effective if the railway company simply announced that 'for the safety of passengers inside the station and inside the train, we may carry out baggage inspections.' On top of that, unannounced baggage inspections from time to time will further strengthen the deterrence." Kansai University Faculty of Social Safety Science Professor Seiji Abe, who is familiar with railway safety, said that each railway company cooperates and create a common "emergency management manual". “By creating a common crisis response manual that will be useful in the event of an incident in the vehicle, such as how to use the emergency call button and the correct information on the emergency door cock, passengers will be able to learn how to respond in an emergency in advance. There are differences, and it is difficult to completely match each company, but it is necessary to standardize as much as possible for each region such as the Tokyo area and the Osaka area." . Orie, a general crisis management advisor, says: “Security cameras that use AI to predict the behavior of suspicious individuals have already been developed, but in the future, scanners that instantly identify knives and gasoline in bags without stopping passengers will appear. Should be” (Orie)

 From April to May 1995, immediately after the subway sarin attack, Aum Shinrikyo planted a hydrogen cyanide gas generator in the underground toilets of Shinjuku Station. However, this time, the cleaning crew found the gas system, so it didn't matter. "At the time, there was a sarin gas attack on the subway, so the general public was very cautious, so they checked for suspicious objects or people on the platform or inside the train before using the train. I found a device. Individuals' attention to their own safety ultimately saved society as a whole." to protect society. Former Kanagawa Prefectural Police detective and crime journalist Taihei Ogawa proposes a “family meeting” for crime prevention. "Even if it's just once a year, I'd like you to discuss with your family, 'If you encounter a knife man, this is how you'll run away,' or 'This is how you protect yourself with your bag.' There is none, but you should be aware of the importance of self-defense." (Mr. Ogawa)  Through anti-crime measures, the importance of life can be seen. Before the busy season at the end of the year comes in earnest, you should think carefully. * Female Seven December 16, 2021 issue