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Policemen series: an added benefit of attending political protests in Japan

In the past year, I’ve been to many anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo. In addition to more noble, collective goals of safety and truth-telling, the demos are an awesome place for anyone with even a passing interest in the police force of Japan. Yes, the police often outnumber the protesters, and their blue uniforms, safety vests, plastic bullhorns, and other accessories are very interesting to watch and photo.

In this photo, I particularly like the plastic bags protecting the caps. The serious expressions and down-turned mouths are also adorable!