The reason for security screening is to prevent all hijackings and other acts of terrorism. Therefore, it is essential that passengers are prevented from bringing weapons, explosives, or other dangerous items onto the aircraft.
All passengers who board the aircraft must undergo security screening. This ensures that passengers can smoothly depart for their destinations and will be safe and secure on their flights.
Security screening conducted by airlines is prescribed by laws and regulations. First, please read Article 86 of the Civil Aeronautics Act.
Before the screening is conducted, it is prescribed in this act that no person boarding the aircraft (including passengers, pilots, attendants, and everyone else who boards the aircraft) may bring any dangerous objects onto the plane.
In addition, article 86-2 of the Civil Aeronautics Act states the following:
In other words, the law states that if a passenger is suspected to have something dangerous in his or her baggage, the airline can prevent this baggage from coming on board the aircraft or have it unloaded.
In addition, in order for airlines to engage in the air transport business in Japan, they must obtain a “License” (Civil Aeronautics Act Article 100) from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
To receive this license, each airline must present an “operation plan” (Civil Aeronautics Act Article 100-2) to the Minister.
It is clearly prescribed that this operation plan must include “Measures to Prevent Seizure of Aircraft and Other Acts” (Ordinance for the Enforcement of the Civil Aeronautics Act Article 210 Paragraph 1 Item 7 and Article 232 Paragraph 1 No. 7 “Ho”). These measures refer to security measures that include the screening of passengers’ baggage. This is why security screening for passengers in airports in Japan are conducted by each airline.
Narita International Airport cooperates with each airline, in enforcing aviation security measures to protect the safety of passengers and aircraft.
Please understand that this Security Guide is also designed to help alleviate the troubles and complaints that passengers departing on aircraft from Narita International Airport may have about the security screening they must undergo, and to raise awareness of the various rules and regulations regarding screening so that passengers can better enjoy their flights.