The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has released a new promotion video in English, highlighting the law enforcement work and efforts toward tackling terrorism and crime.
The video is designed to assure foreigners of Japan's safety ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The 12-minute-long video was uploaded on the police department's official YouTube channel, which was launched this month. The channel features nearly 70 videos already, including the original Japanese version of the PR video, as well as a Korean, Chinese and a kids-friendly version.
Titled “Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department 24,” the video features over 1,000 active policemen from various departments and actors playing the roles of criminals, victims and political figures. It introduces the work of different police departments, starting from street patrol and police box duties to security police and counter terrorism units.
The production cost spent on the video totaled about 21 million yen and it took approximately six months to complete it, Sankei Shimbun reported.
A representative of the company that created the video praised the acting skills of all policemen, saying they were “better than professional actors.” He added that he hopes many people will gain a better understanding of police work from this video.© Japan Today