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Are Japan’s counterterrorism forces really ready? | The Japan Times
This picture taken on March 6, 2014 shows a SWAT policeman check a gun confiscated by police in Guiyang, southwest China's Guizhou province. Police in China have seized a huge cache of weapons including 15,000 guns and 120,000 knives from an illegal arms ring and detained 15 suspects, state media reported on April 14. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO

Are Japan’s counterterrorism forces really ready? | The Japan Times

When an escaped zebra was chased down by police in Gifu Prefecture last month and died after being shot with a tranquilizer and falling into a pool, I couldn’t help but think of the drills Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo has conducted depicting the escape scenario.

Why did Ueno Zoo use a zebra? Zoo worker Yumi Tamura told reporters that a zebra panics easily. I bet the Gifu police didn’t know that.

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