10 Japanese Useful Phrases at Koban (Police)

10 Japanese Useful Phrases at Koban (Police)

Japan is considered one of the safest place in the whole world. Great security in Japan should be credited to the Police stations and the Police sub-stations. In a Koban or police station, the police officers take turns in conducting regional safety activities vigilantly. If any trouble occurs, anyone could easily consult the police station where police officers alternately take turns to be available. And now, here are 10 Japanese useful phrases when asking something at a koban.



 

10 Japanese Useful Phrases at Koban (Police)

 

1. Going to the Koban

“Moyori no Kouban wa doko ni arimasuka?” (Where is the nearest police station?) One of the features of the Koban is that it is a small space office compared to the regular police headquarters. The Koban`s mark is the red lamp and sometimes police officers stand at its entrance. First, let us try asking people on the streets where the nearest Koban is.

 

2. Asking for directions at the Koban

“XX no ikikata o oshietekudasai” (Please give me the directions on how to go to XX) When you get lost on the road and you want to know how to get there, try inquiring at the nearest Koban.

 

3. Reporting a Lost Belonging

“Saifu o otoshite shimaimashita” (I dropped my wallet somewhere….) If you dropped your wallet or passport in facilities such as the railway station or shops, try going first to the nearby Koban. Tell the police officer at the koban extensively where and when you lost it.

 

4. When something is stolen…

“Kaban o nusumare mashita” (My bag was stolen) When your bag or purse is stolen in the streets, or while riding the bicycle, go to the nearest koban. The police officer at the koban will issue you a notification of theft. When theft happens at home or inside the hotel, dial 110 to contact the police.

 

5. When somebody tries to molest you …

“Chikan ni aimashita” (I met a pervert who is trying to molest me…) When you encounter someone on the streets or anywhere who tries to molest you, go to the koban and report every detail. The police officer in the koban will issue a report of damage and will patrol immediately to find and lead to the arrest of the molester.

 

6. Borrow money at the Koban

“Tounan ni atte komatteimasu” (My things were stolen and I`m in trouble…) When you lost your wallet because of theft and could not go home, the police could examine the situation and could decide to apply the system of lending money. The system limits lending to 1,000 yen. Payment could be done by passing by the Koban where you borrowed money and paying them back the amount.

 

7. Using the Telephone at the Koban

“Denwa o kashitekudasai” (Please let me use the telephone…) In this case, the koban could also lend you the telephone to make a call in the case of emergency especially if they find that there is an urgency based on your current situation.

 

8. After a traffic accident …

“Jiko ni aimashita” (I just had an accident…) Let us contact the Koban not only when having accidents related to bicycle, automobile and pedestrian  but even in cases of injury in public transportations as well by dialing 110. It is possible to receive legitimate compensation from out-of -court negotiations and for this, everything should be noted properly.

 

9. In case of emergency, dial “110”

“Tasukete kudasai” (Please help me!) This is an emergency notification phone number. People turn and dial to 110 when they get injured from an incident or an accident, or when something is stolen. Regardless of the presence or absence of injury, the place where an accident or incident happened should be reported to the Koban. People around a certain  area would be heard saying hyakutouban (call 110 please) onegaishimasu” so let`s practice saying this expression next time.

 

10. In the case of non-emergencies, dial “9110”

“Stoker no soudan ga arimasu” (There is a consultation of the stalker) This telephone number is dedicated especially for consultations to the police regarding matters suchas a stalker, domestic violence and other things troubling your life.

 

Conclusion

So there you go. The Koban is a Japanese individual system which is becoming popular and is being imitated abroad lately. Because the Kouban is in close contact regionally you can feel safe and secure. So when you`re in trouble, do not hesitate to go to the Koban.

 

10 Japanese Useful Phrases at Koban (Police)

1. Going to the Koban
2. Asking for directions at the Koban
3. Reporting a Lost Belonging
4. When something is stolen…
5. When somebody tries to molest you …
6. Borrow money at the Koban
7. Using the Telephone at the Koban
8. After a traffic accident …
9. In case of emergency, dial “110”
10. In the case of non-emergencies, dial “9110”