TOKYO (Agencies): The Japanese government has added six U.S. military and other key facilities to the list of locations where the acquisition and use of land in nearby areas is subject to tighter regulations aimed at protecting national security.

The newly designated locations include the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, and the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture.

The law empowers authorities to scrutinize the ownership of land near designated facilities and regulate activities there to prevent interference with facility operations such as radio jamming.

Any violation of the government order is subject to imprisonment of up to two years or a fine of up to 2 million yen ($13,800).

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