Helping to direct pedestrians and traffic, here are two of Isesaki’s lovely police women. Yes, they are wearing skirts. No, they don’t wear pants. What you see is what you get…the offical uniform (for women at least, the men don’t wear skirts).
Japanese police are wonderful! Need help finding a place? They’ll help you understand the directions. Just moved in? You’ll find a friendly policeman at the door in the next few days, to meet you and update his knowledge about his neighborhood. English-speaking foreigners moved into your town? Have a cop say hello, and that if anything’s wrong, please call the police, they will contact him and he speaks fluent English.
I feel safe here. 🙂