Japan Security Services

Japan Secure Transportation Services and Special Event Security

ETS Risk Management has an excellent presence in Japan, facilitating security services and solutions to clients in the region. Our capabilities range from protective surveillance and low-profile close protection, secure transportation including airport transfers, special event planning, and security management for Fortune 10, 50, 100, and 500 companies.

Our local protective partners have been working with ETS for multiple years, providing professional and reliable services. We have a full range of well-maintained non-armored vehicles, accompanied by trusted security drivers. Our English-speaking close protection teams have served extensive time within the security sector in Japan, and have proven knowledge of local security issues and cultures.


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Secure Airport Transfers in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka

ETS provides secure airport transfers from the airport to your destination and vice-versa. Our protective team can meet and greet you inside the airport terminal and escort you to the vehicle. Our experienced security drivers and close protection officers will ensure a safe and secure transit to your destination.

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ETS Security Experience in Tokyo

ETS has supported large international events for Fortune 10 clients and VIPs in Japan. This involved comprehensive risk assessments, extensive planning, and implementation of mitigation measures, VIP and celebrity protection, liaison with local authorities and intelligence services, coordination of security officers, project management during event hours, and detailed emergency response plans. ETS are also an integral provider for the Tokyo 2021 games, providing risk management solutions, secure transportation, and close global protection services for Tier One Sponsors and celebrities.

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Japan Security Overview

Japan is considered low risk for crime.  Foreign visitors are occasionally targeted in busy public spaces, such as restaurant, bars, shopping complexes and public transport.  Acts of crime include pickpocketing and other low-level activity.  Females may be vulnerable to inappropriate behaviour while traveling on trains or when moving within busy subways.  Violent crime is not reported very often, however, it is possible that the threat does exist; remain cautious to the risk.

Japan is affected by earthquakes, tsunamis and typhoons quite often.  The country is fixed along the most active earthquake belt in the world, making it more prone to natural disasters.   The location of Tokyo makes it particularly vulnerable to earthquakes due to its geological formation.  However, most of Tokyo’s earthquakes go unnoticed and the Japanese now see them as a part of their daily life.   Please read our article Tokyo Travel Security – Natural Disasters for natural disaster response drills.

If we can help with any of the above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

FAQ’s for Secure Travel to Japan

Is Japan safe for business travel?2020-12-14T09:28:14-05:00

Yes, business travel in Japan can be conducted safely.  Crime levels are relatively low, however pickpocketing and theft do happen, especially in the major cities.   Crime occurs more frequently at night; numerous scams have been reported by travelers when socializing in the evenings.

Can security be armed in Japan?2020-12-14T06:04:36-05:00

No, private security in Japan cannot be armed as the risk does not require it.

What is the biggest danger to travelers in Japan?2020-12-14T09:36:31-05:00

The biggest danger to travelers in Japan is the threat from natural disasters.  Due to its location on one of the most active seismic belts in the world, earthquakes are common.  Most earthquakes are relatively minor, however those that do register high on the richter scale have the potential to cause massive destruction, and major disruption to travel plans.  There is also the possibility for the development of Tsunamis; therefore, it’s important to recognize the signs to improve your safety.  Read our article Tokyo Travel Security – Natural Disasters

Is it safe to travel in Tokyo?2020-12-14T09:28:31-05:00

Yes, travel in Tokyo can be safe however, there are risks to consider.  Low level crime exists in the form of pickpocketing and theft.  Increasing situational awareness and applying basic safety precautions will reduce the risk.

Female travelers can become targets for inappropriate behavior when traveling on public transportation or moving through subways.  Remain cautious to the risk and always be aware of your surroundings.

Are armored vehicles used in Japan?2020-12-09T08:40:10-05:00

No, armored vehicles are not routinely used in Japan as they are not commensurate with risk.  Business travelers usually opt for a low-profile sedan and security driver to facilitate movements.

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