Former Govt Plane's VIP Cabin Unveiled

Society

Chitose, Hokkaido, May 24 (Jiji Press)--The VIP cabin of a decommissioned government aircraft was unveiled to reporters at a Japanese Air Self-Defense Force base in Chitose, Hokkaido, on Friday.

After the government plane entered service in 1993, the cabin was used by prime ministers and the Emperor, as well as other members of the Imperial Family.

The 33-square-meter cabin occupies the front portion of the lower deck. The room is fitted with two desks, five leather chairs and a satellite phone. It comes with a bed, sofa, shower and sink. There is also an area at the back for a wife.

For security reasons, details of the cabin were kept secret until the decommissioning.

"If the whereabouts of VIPs were known, it might be attacked from outside," an ASDF officer said.

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