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Tag Archives: Japan
This article describes new community policing initiatives being implemented in Abu Dhabi in conjunction with their quest to become the safest city in the world, a position currently held by Tokyo. In related news, the UAE and Europol have signed … Continue reading
This article reports that police in Japan have arrested 976 criminal gang members since March in an effort to avert an all-out “Yakuza war” between two main organized crime factions. Two gang leaders have recently been murdered; a similar inter-factional … Continue reading
This article reports that Asian ministers recently considered creating a Europol-style regional agency, mainly to enhance capabilities for preventing and investigating cyber crime. No short-term decisions are expected while discussion and planning continue.
This article describes a serious split among organized crime groups in Japan, one that could lead to a “Yakuza war.” Despite traditionally cordial relations between police and gangsters, there are worries that the split could lead to violence, and police … Continue reading
In light of recent events in the U.S., this article discusses police shooting practices across several countries. Differences in culture, violent crime, and police training lead to wide variation in the numbers of people shot by police.
According to this article, police in Osaka failed to properly record over 80,000 offenses from 2008 to 2012, due to pressure from superiors. As a result, Tokyo seemed to have surpassed Osaka with a higher crime rate, until the figures … Continue reading
This article describes a renewed emphasis on community policing in Singapore, including bicycle patrol and casual uniforms. The city-state has pursued COP since the early 1980s based on the Koban system from Japan.