A Japanese man will become the first Japanese police officer in New Zealand, Kyodo News reported Monday. Nao Yoshimizu, 30, will join the police force in Auckland from September. According to Kyodo News, Yoshimizu was born in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, and moved to New Zealand with his family when he was 15. He has obtained a permanent resident status.
Auckland has experienced an increase in crimes targeting Asian residents, Kyodo said. Yoshimizu was quoted as saying, “I would like to become a crime buster.”
After working for his father's car factory, he graduated from the police academy last Thursday and will be assigned to a local police station in Auckland from September.© Japan Today