Spring 2016

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a courtesy call from representatives of the Ship for World Youth Leaders, part of the fiscal 2015 Next Generation Global Leaders Program (January 2016).

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Sharing the Community-Based Police Model

The Japanese Koban System and Residents’ Trust

Omawari-san, ohayo gozaimasu! ” (Good morning, Mr. Policeman!) In Japan, children on their way to school can be seen cheerfully greeting police officers. These interactions take place at Koban, the Japanese police box. For the Japanese police, good ties with neighborhood residents and cooperation with the community are key elements of crime prevention. In that connection, the Koban system plays an important role.

Strengthening Criminal Justice Systems Around the World

Fostering the Rule of Law and Sustainable Development

The Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders affiliated with the United Nations (UNAFEI) is a regional institute established under a 1961 agreement between the United Nations and Japan with the aim of promoting the sound development of criminal justice systems. UNAFEI is located in Tokyo and has been fully funded by the Government of Japan since 1970.