• Kyodo


Tokyo police are planning to honor a riot squad officer who used humor to smoothly direct a crowd of soccer fans last week in the busy Shibuya district after Japan became the first team to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Brazil, officials said Monday.

A senior Tokyo police official said the policeman, who is in his 20s and who has been nicknamed “DJ cop” on the Internet, helped greatly in guiding the crowd and in preventing any injuries during the revelry.

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