February 2 - Japanese Chef de Mission Seiko Hashimoto has expressed her "full trust" that every precaution has been taken by Russian organisers to ensure security ahead of Sochi 2014.
But no such measures have been introduced by the Japanese, who feel that security issues will not be a problem.
"Between the[Olympic] Village and sports venues we use special buses, and everything is done very accurately in terms of transfer." Hashimoto said.
"We fully trust the organisers and we trust that our team is very well guarded.
"We are placed in very good conditions here so we do not worry about this any more."
However, Hashimoto also insisted that it "is very important to provide security for the athletes", before revealing all team members have been provided with mobile phones to ensure strong communication.
"We don't want to find ourselves in a stressful environment during the Games," she said.
Hashimoto also outlined how the Japanese team, the largest ever selected for a Winter Olympic Games, is confident about its medal prospects once action gets underway later this week, with the inaugural figure skating team event targeted as early opportunity for success.
Hashimoto, along with Deputy Chef de Mission Toshimasa Furukawa and general manager Hidehito Ito, highlighted a range of other events in which medals are targeted.
This includes ladies freestyle skiing - where it is hoped a gold medal will be won - men's Alpine skiing, short track speed-skating and ice-hockey.
Hashimoto is repeating her the Chef de Mission role she also held at Vancouver 2010.
The 49-year-old, named Seiko after the Olympic Flame at Tokyo 1964, competed at a record seven Olympics, including four Winter as a speed skater, winning a bronze medal at Albertville 1992.
She is now a politician in the House of Councillors, representing the Liberal Democratic Party, and was linked with the vacant Tokyo Governor role before opting not to run due to her Olympic commitments, which also include being President of the Japan Skating Federation.
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September 2013: Japan appoints Hashimoto as Chef de Mission for Sochi 2014