It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Mr. Katsunori Imai, Executive Director of Security for the Tokyo Organizing Committee Olympic Games 2020. On behalf of the CBRNe Society, we send our deepest condolences to Mr. Imai’s family, friends and his colleagues at the Committee.

Mr. Imai had a very successful career in which he acted as a Director of the First Security Division at the Security Bureau of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department after which he held several high level positions at the National Police Agency and the Office of the Chief Cabinet for Security and Crisis Management. Mr. Imai was the Executive Director of Security for the Tokyo Organizing Committee Olympic Games 2020 since 2015.

We were looking forward to welcome Mr. Imai as a keynote speaker during NCT Asia Pacific 2018 which is taking place next month in Tokyo. To commemorate Mr. Imai, the CBRNe Society and IB Consultancy have decided to hold one minute of silence during the Opening Plenary on the 29th May at 08:30.

Rest in peace Mr. Imai,

The CBRNe Society