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Becoming a police officer in Japan

tarynliu

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I think the hardest part is to get a japanese citizenship...
whlie in the mean time it probably will help if you try to get in a university in Japan, graduate, and see if you can get the japanese citizenship (which relly seem hard...)
Well there are jobs that are "similar" to being a polica officer thou, such as a guard for like a department store? (I know it is very different somehow but the closest I can think of). I see a lot of places looking for people to guard, and I think some of them are part-time, which you can do during your study in Japan.
I personally think it is really cool to have different ideas and thinking of future to your life. Some of them may be really hard but worth a try if that is what you want. Althought I dont know a lot of these stuff but i still hope you can find a way.
 

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I don't mean to be dismissive, BUT...

You want to become a police officer in Japan for some unexplained reason, yet you are so ridiculously far from achieving ANY of the minimum requirements for the job.
Are you a Japan national? No
Did you go through The Japanese education system? No
Do you even speak, read or write Japanese? No
Do you meet any of the minimum requirements for even getting a visa to live in Japan, let alone citizenship?! No

The people above are being a little too kind, perhaps out of fear of being admonished. At this point, you might as well be planning for your next life. There's no guarantee that even after all the years spent just trying to make yourself eligible you'd even be accepted into the academy, or pass through the program, or get an appointment, or even like your job when you get stuffed into a tiny koban in tottori.

Go and visit and enjoy yourself. You'll probably see a lot of Japanese police as they stop you and harrass you for looking suspicious. Study Japanese if you want, that's at least a reasonable goal. It helps when your goals have a solid foundation in reality. You've never been to Japan, yet want to denounce your citizenship to work and live there? Whose koolaid have you been drinking?
That... was truly uncalled for. The OP is still young, and only twenty years old. You are not even giving him a chance. He still has time before he can master the Japanese education system, and learn the language.

What business is it of yours why he wants to become a cop in Japan? I am sure he has his reasons.

No, the people above are NOT being too kind, you are just being despicable! The people above are answering the question like a normal person. Your comment is irrelevent and unrelated. Also you did not use the word "Admonished" correctly.

"At this point, you might as well be planning for your next life." The most ruthless statement I have ever heard! So basically what you are saying is that he should give up all of his hope and dreams, and just die? And hope to become Japanese in his next life? Well I will have you know that I have lived in Japan for 10 years, since I was 8, and I am currently in police school. Which by the way, he does not need Japanese education, only American, just a diploma. No college.

"You'll probably see a lot of Japanese police as they stop you and harrass you for looking suspicious."

The Japanese police do not do that.

"It helps when your goals have a solid foundation in reality." It helps when people like you are not ignorant, or irrational.

"Whose koolaid have you been drinking?" Again, do not be irrational. You are the type of person that I like to call, "Ruthless and Aggressive." What a sad being you are. You are one of those people who claim to be "Speakers of the truth," but you're not.

Mylynes: Don't ever let anyone tell you that you cannot do something. Americans love to do that. Do whatever your heart desires. Don't people like nice gaijin take your dreams away. Good luck, and I hope that you achieve your goal!
 

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Offense by proxy....five years after the fact.

Congratulations on being accepted for police training. You neglect to mention some things in your post:

What is your citizenship? Were you educated in Japanese schools? Were the hiring exams and interview processes conducted in Japanese?

Aside from that, and while your encouragement of the OP is commendable:

Do you think it likely a person who isn't here, who has never been here, who hasn't even started to learn the language, who has none of the requirements for any sort of working visa, who will have to stay long enough to qualify to apply for citizenship, who will have to wait a year or two for a decision after applying, and who is twenty will manage to complete all that before he is thirty?

Welcome to the forum, by the way. I, for one, am very happy to have you with us....assuming you're actually what you say you are.

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Just found this. Doesn't necessarily indicate the 千葉県警 target or harass foreigners, of course, but I don't care for the presumption that foreign origin is in and of itself indicative of a proclivity toward or vulnerability toward becoming involved in criminal activities. That's a whole lot of 対策 going on down in Chiba! ご苦労さん!
 
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IP suggests posting from a school in NY. Of course he could be just over there visiting. ;)

まあ、経験者の意見はかなり役に立つと思います。警察学校の話、聞かせてくれませんか?学校生活など、入学するつもりのない人にも興味深いでしょう?
 

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IP suggests posting from a school in NY. Of course he could be just over there visiting. ;)

まあ、経験者の意見はかなり役に立つと思います。警察学校の話、聞かせてくれませんか?学校生活など、入学するつもりのない人にも興味深いでしょう?
He's that indignant and raising such a fuss when he's in "police school" in the U.S.???

That's priceless!

In the US, these days it has become so competitive that people enroll in POST training schools and pay for it themselves in hopes of making themselves more appealing to law enforcement agencies. In other words....in America, attending "police school" doesn't necessarily mean that a person has been (or ever will be) hired by any law enforcement agency.

What school does the IP indicate?
 

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My class at "police school" back in 74&75 had about 75 students who completed the 2 years of study. Not one of them went on to do 20 years of police work that I know of. I worked only 1 year on the street and that was enough for me. Very few are cut out to lead a life of fighting crime.

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I couldn't name a school (there might be a way but I wouldn't know, and wouldn't want to specify here anyway) but it's definitely an educational IP registered to NY.

Kind of amuses me that in his righteous fury he hasn't noticed that the OP posted in 2009, and therefore is no longer 20 years old, and hopefully has since moved on and found a fulfilling career - but is probably not on track to become a police officer in Japan.
 

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I couldn't name a school (there might be a way but I wouldn't know, and wouldn't want to specify here anyway) but it's definitely an educational IP registered to NY.

Kind of amuses me that in his righteous fury he hasn't noticed that the OP posted in 2009, and therefore is no longer 20 years old, and hopefully has since moved on and found a fulfilling career - but is probably not on track to become a police officer in Japan.
Neither is he, apparently, despite a post that certainly gave that impression.
 

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If every teenager who claimed online they lived in Japan did... ;)
 

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oh boy, I do enjoy it when people swoop in to save the day... half a decade later. I'm pretty sure I didn't misuse "admonish" though... what a strange point to make right after accusing me of making "irrelevant" comments.

Vgaspar, thanks for getting so worked up over my comment that you decided to register JUST so you could respond to a thread that died over 5 years ago. Since you claim to have first-hand experience, albeit a 12 year head start age-wise on the OP at the time he posted (if you moved to Japan and started from scratch at 8... if he still hasn't made moves that's now a 17 year head-start ) we'd like to know more about the path you took to becoming a police officer. Are there no other requirements than an American high school diploma to become a Japanese police officer?

I'd like to know what ever became of the OP, and just how much effort he really put into making his dream come true. We'll likely never know.

It's probably all my fault though.
 

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You're a bad, bad, man.

Bets on vgaspar's return, if any? My internet money's on "google translated expletives".
 

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Unfortunately nice gaijin when you post a comment on the internet it stays on. What is required is an American High School/Japanese diploma, citzenship, and fluency in Japnese.
 

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nekojita, You are correct. I am currently visiting my family out here in the United States during the summer, as I do every year.
 

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"Do you think it likely a person who isn't here, who has never been here, who hasn't even started to learn the language, who has none of the requirements for any sort of working visa, who will have to stay long enough to qualify to apply for citizenship, who will have to wait a year or two for a decision after applying, and who is twenty will manage to complete all that before he is thirty?"

Anything is possible, if he believes that he can do so, then god bless him. I apologize for starting an abrupt argument on this forum. I just do not like seeing people tell others that they can't do what they want to in life.
 

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"Do you think it likely a person who isn't here, who has never been here, who hasn't even started to learn the language, who has none of the requirements for any sort of working visa, who will have to stay long enough to qualify to apply for citizenship, who will have to wait a year or two for a decision after applying, and who is twenty will manage to complete all that before he is thirty?"

Anything is possible, if he believes that he can do so, then god bless him. I apologize for starting an abrupt argument on this forum. I just do not like seeing people tell others that they can't do what they want to in life.
No, "anything" isn't possible. The age limit to become a police officer in Japan is thirty.

Start at 20, add 4 years for university, add a minimum of 5 years living and working in Japan before he can apply for citizenship, add one or two years more before he gets any response. Do the math.

Now consider that the 警視庁 is highly competitive, as you can easily see for yourself by the attached screenshot, and the chances of passing it the first year he tries are extremely slim....and no matter how favorably you figure the math, he wouldn't get a second chance due to his age.

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You chose to ignore most questions. I'll ask again:

Are you a Japanese citizen?
Have you been hired as a police officer in Japan?
Are you currently attending police training school in Japan?
Were the tests and interviews for your selection as a Japanese police officer conducted in Japanese?
Were you educated in Japanese schools?
Do you speak, read, and write Japanese on a native level?

In which prefecture are you attending police school in Japan? When does their summer vacation start and how long is it?
 
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No, it is reality. That is like saying, so and so could never become president of the United States if he put his mind to it.
 

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No, "anything" isn't possible. The age limit to become a police officer in Japan is thirty.

Start at 20, add 4 years for university, add a minimum of 5 years living and working in Japan before he can apply for citizenship, add one or two years more before he gets any response. Do the math.

Now consider that the 警視庁 is highly competitive, as you can easily see for yourself by the attached screenshot, and the chances of passing it the first year he tries are extremely slim....and no matter how favorably you figure the math, he wouldn't get a second chance due to his age.

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You chose to ignore most questions. I'll ask again:

Are you a Japanese citizen?
Have you been hired as a police officer in Japan?
Are you currently attending police training school in Japan?
Were the tests and interviews for your selection as a Japanese police officer conducted in Japanese?
Were you educated in Japanese schools?
Do you speak, read, and write Japanese on a native level?

In which prefecture are you attending police school in Japan? When does their summer vacation start and how long is it?
Anything is possible, and it is possible for him to become a Police Officer in Japan. I hope he proved you wrong.

Okay, putting aside the screenshot that you just gave me. I already told you, he does not need to attend a university. Just a high school diploma. I did the math, so let's say he lives and works in Japan for five years, and then afterwards, he applies for his citizenship, he waits one or two years. He will still have approximately 3 or 4 years left to join.

Now, I will answer your questions for the second time.

Are you a Japanese citizen? Yes
Have you been hired as a police officer in Japan? I am currently in Police School, but on vacation for now.
Are you currently attending police training school in Japan? Yes
Were the tests and interviews for your selection as a Japanese police officer conducted in Japanese? Yes
Were you educated in Japanese schools? Yes
Do you speak, read, and write Japanese on a native level? Hai

Are you satisfied now?
 

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Check it now, I was busy typing it.
And still dodging questions.

Which prefecture? When does the school's summer vacation start? How long does it last?

Quite frankly, I think you're a liar, delusional, a dumbass, or some combination thereof.

If you had any critical reading and thinking skills whatsoever you would be able to follow that:

1. To become a Japanese police officer, he must become a Japanese citizen.

2. To become a Japanese citizen, he must first reside at least five years in Japan.

3. To become eligible to come live here for five years, he is going to have to have a job and a working visa.

4. To get the job and visa, he is going to have to have a university degree.

Amuse us all and answer in Japanese.
 
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I actually disagree and say that it is possible for a 20 year old non Japanese to become a Police Officer in Japan.

Very, very difficult? - Obviously!
Impossible? - No.

He/She (lets call the person Toni) applies to study in Japan; starts studying intensely in Japan.
After a year Toni meets and marries a Japanese national and starts work in an all Japanese language environment.
Toni can apply for citizenship after 5 years as he will have the required period of residency (assuming Toni has remained in Japan for 80% of each of those years), enough fluency in Japanese to answer questions at the citizenship interview and the reading and writing level of an 8 year old. If Toni does not have proof of funds or livelihood himself, the spouse and or his parents in the USA can provide this.
It will take him 6 months to 2 years for the citizenship to be approved which would leave him with 3 years to apply for and join the Japanese Police Force .... if he still has the same enthusiasm to do so!

Doable.

If anyone is interested in gaining citizenship .... there are experts who can help you:
帰化申請について:日本人になりたい外国人の方へ|ビザ欲しいな

It's usually the Americans who leave us Brits behind on the 'Can do' attitude front!
 

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Anything is possible you guys

vgaspar, I might've put my foot in my mouth on occasion in the past, but this is not one of those instances. Even if you aren't completely full of **** about your own experience, it's irresponsible of you to pretend that a (now) 25 year old with zero experience in Japan can become fluent, get a visa, get citizenship, and get accepted to be a police officer there before he turns 30.

...which just goes to prove how full of **** you are

I would love for the OP to show up and prove us wrong. It ain't happening, though
 

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