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Camera makers exhibit security prowess at Tokyo anti-terror show

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TOKYO -- Camera makers exhibited state-of-the-art security technologies at a special exhibition in Tokyo that finished on Friday. Makers were looking to cash in on terror-conscious companies and public offices in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The Special Equipment Exhibition & Conference for Anti-Terrorism was open only to security officers and crisis management personnel on infrastructure projects. Security at the event was tight, with attendees forced to undergo thorough security checks before entering.

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