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NCJ Number: NCJ 016809     Find in a Library
Title: MOBILE TASK FORCES OF JAPAN - THE KIDOTAI
Journal: POLICE CHIEF  Volume:38  Issue:7  Dated:(JULY 1971)  Pages:65-73
Author(s): R Y THORNTON
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 9
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE KIDOTAI, RIOT POLICE OF JAPAN, HAVE DEVELOPED EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES THAT PERMIT THEM TO GO UNARMED, EXCEPT FOR BATONS, INTO HOSTILE CROWDS, AND PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM PERSONAL INJURY WHILE QUELLING THE RIOT.
Abstract: THEY USE BODY SHIELDS IN CONJUNCTION WITH PROTECTIVE FORMATIONS TO WARD OFF PROJECTILES. TWENTY-FIVE TYPES OF SPECIAL VEHICLES WERE DESIGNED FOR THE 10,000 MAN FORCE WHOSE JURISDICTION ENCOMPASSES ALL OF JAPAN, WHERE CIVIL DISTURBANCES AND RIOTS HAVE BEEN A MORE SERIOUS PROBLEM THAN IN THIS COUNTRY. ANTIRIOT FORMATIONS AND PARADE CONTROL TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN USED SO EFFECTIVELY AGAINST URBAN GUERRILLA GROUPS THAT IN EVERY CONFRONTATION THE POLICE HAVE EMERGED THE VICTORS. OTHER FACETS OF THE KIDOTAI ORGANIZATION ARE ALSO PRESENTED.
Index Term(s): Student forcible control ; Revolutionary or terrorist groups ; Urban guerrilla warfare ; Police equipment ; Protective equipment ; Riot control ; Riot control equipment ; Student disorders ; Japan
   
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