Cambodia’s first “koban” police box was built in Phnom Penh this week, accompanied by lectures by two Japanese police officers on how to use it to help improve public safety.

The police post cost about $20,000 to build, according to Makoto Sakurai, an official at the Japanese Embassy. The money was donated by his friend, Masahiro Yokota, president of a toy museum in Ikaho, Gunma Prefecture.

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