• Jiji


Peopo, the symbol of Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department widely known as Peopo-kun among the public and one of the first mascots created by a government agency in Japan, recently celebrated its 35th birthday.

The creation of a mascot was proposed by the late Sadame Kamakura, then superintendent general of the police department. He wanted something that would soften the police’s serious image and make them familiar to the public.

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