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The "Tokko" (Tokubetsu Koto Keisatsu or Special Higher Police) was a police force established in 1901 in Japan. For the band, see The Police. ...

Their main function was as a civilian counter-part to the military's Kempeitai, targeting any dissenters from Imperial rule and Japanese expansionism. The Tokko was comprised of six departments (Special Police Work, Foreign Surveillance, Koreans in Japan, Labor Relations, Censorship, Arbitration) and had overseas offices in Shanghai, London and Berlin. It took on secret police aspects. Kempeitai (憲兵隊, Law Soldier Regiment) was the military police of the Imperial Japanese Army. ... Jump to: navigation, search Shanghai (Chinese: 上海; pinyin: ; Shanghainese IPA: ; Lumazi: Zanhe) , situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta, is Chinas largest city. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Jump to: navigation, search Berlin ▶(?), IPA: , is the capital of Germany and its largest city; the city is now home to 3. ... A secret police (sometimes political police) force is a police organization that operates in secret to enforce state security. ...

The Tokko investigated a large number of internal "problems" including Japanese listening to foreign music or reading foreign books, communists, pacifists and those not showing proper respect to the Emperor. In 1927, a sub-bureau was added, the Thought Section of the Criminal Affairs Bureau, to deal with these subversive actions. Later, a linked network of informants (the Tonarigumi or Neighborhood Associations) was established in every building, on every street and on every block. Jump to: navigation, search The Tonarigumi (Residents Commitees) were localised political and surveillance bodies in Japan. ...

By 1936, the Tokko had arrested 59,013 people, bringing 5000 to trial; about half of those received prison sentences. Prisoners were forced to write accounts of how they had become involved with "dangerous thoughts," rewriting these essays until their interrogators were happy with the work. These works then were used to prove their criminal involvement.

Responsibilities included those similar to those of the German Forgschumgsamt monitoring external telephone and radio communications inside or outside japan and nearest areas. Also, in facing down political opposition in metropolitan areas, "himitsu kessha" (secret society) members were sometimes used.

At the end of the Pacific War it worked with other political and national security on the measures taken against invasion. US landings in the Pacific, 1942–1945 The Pacific War, which is known in Japan as the Greater East Asia War, occurred in the Pacific Ocean, its islands, and in Asia. ...

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She is a member of Section 2, Special Public Safety Task Force, or Tokko for short.
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On the day of his graduation, he finally sees the half-naked girl that he had seen in his dreams in real life and finds out that she's part of Tokko: The Special Public Safety Task Force.
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