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Police Officer for a day – Yuri Takami

Posted in People by tokyobling on October 7, 2014

At the Shinagawa Shukumatsuri a couple of weeks ago I happened by chance to be right at the spot where the police parade was assembling. One of the members of the parade was the famous TV announcer and show hostess Yuri Takami (高見侑里). She has quite a fan base and there were photographers and autograph hunters everywhere! I was the only foreigner in the crowd and still managed to get the best spot and even a mention in one of the speeches. She is currently on two famous TV morning shows, the Mezamashidoyobi (on Saturdays) and the Mezamashi Terebi Akua (めざましどようび, めざましテレビ アクア). You can see her in a Nissan Commercial here.

Why the police uniform? In order to promote the police and fire brigades here in Japan their PR departments have invented a “Police officer for a day” program where celebrities and notable locals (almost always young ladies) take part in parades and various performances as an honorary police officer for a day. It seems like a nice project to take part in and one of my friends who did was happy to show me the memorabilia she received as thanks, quite cool stuff. Of course it is all in good fun and none of the participants are given any real police power. In this case Ms. Takami got to ride in an open care with the local chief of police and just look smashing in her uniform.



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  1. Schedim said, on October 7, 2014 at 6:16 am

    You was mentioned in a speech?
    Nice photos of a cute subject, especially the first one was a nice catch!


    • tokyobling said, on October 7, 2014 at 7:33 am

      Oh yes, at the last minute they mentioned that since there were foreigners (obviously me, everyone else at least looked Japanese) present they should ask her for a short self-introduction. Very kind. If not for that I would not have had a clue. (^-^)

      Thank you! People of this kind of looks are not difficult to photograph. The camera loves them! (^-^;)

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  2. pk1154 said, on October 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    She sure makes a cute police officer.

    (But who or what was making the motorcycle cop so grumpy?)


    • tokyobling said, on October 7, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Doesn’t she? (^-^) I think it was the blazing sun that day. It was really tough on the eyes! (^-^;)


  3. Timi said, on October 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Oh my, it might be because I’m a girl, but no matter how lovely she is, the black and white picture with the officer on the motorbike is my favourite! That face and the stance too, love it! 😀


    • tokyobling said, on October 15, 2014 at 12:14 am

      Thank you Timi! Yes, there is something about these motorcycle police officers! (^-^)


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