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Japan’s Police Mascots

Japan’s Police Mascots

You might be fooled into thinking that Japan has just one police mascot, Pipo-kun and that he represents the police force for the whole country. That’s what I once believed and it’s an easy thing to assume.

Pipo-kun

Pipo-kun

You can’t miss the little guy in Tokyo, hovering above police cars on the sides of houses, saluting pedestrians from construction site signs and waving at fans from the St Patricks day parade. But to see an ‘Idle Idol’ Pipo-kun you have to visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Police museum in Ginza.