chapter  4
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Kōban Police

This study of police behavior is based upon visits to, interviews with, and observations of police at work in a variety of locations, including Tokyo, Chiba, Kobe, Sapporo, Yokohama, Kyoto, and Okayama. Some of the interviews and visits were conducted in 1980--81 and some in 1999. During 1980, I concentrated initially on the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (M.P.D.), and I revisited it in 1999.