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  • n. Plural form of koban.


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  • Consisting of Kandinsky-esque sprays of arrows and geometric shapes, these maps confound even the Japanese — witness the confused, map-clutching people constantly outside the kobans, or police kiosks, in every urban neighborhood.

    How Not to Travel in Japan

  • Police are posted at ubiquitous kobans, police boxes manned by one or two officers, and in cities there's almost always a koban within walking distance of another koban.

    Slate Magazine

  • The "KidCare" booklet now includes local emergency phone numbers of the Guam police precincts and kobans and medical facilities, among other information. - Local News


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