W+K Tokyo

Sayonara (once again) to the Koban

As the country anxiously awaits the impact of the shift from the LDP to the DPJ, we here at W+K Tokyo are feeling the change already due to the disappearance of the Koban located right outside our office. The Koban has been a fixture while our next door neighbor, Finance Minister Yosano-san, has been in office. But, with the LDP’s ouster, Yosano-san lost his post, and we now lose our friendly neighborhood policemen. Given how frequently the country’s leadership changes, we’ve seen this koban go up and down 3-4 times in the last several years, so we won’t be surprised if we welcome them back again. Until then, sayonara.