- 年報政治学 (ISSN:05494192)
- vol.64, no.1, pp.1_319-1_339, 2013
This article investigates the reform of Japanese Police System during 1945-55. Most of the existing studies of Japanese Police System under the Allied Occupation rarely discuss local Police System. Our main focus in this article is the Osaka Metropolitan Police Department (OMPD) during 1949-1954. In 1948, GHQ ordered the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) to adopt a patrol system on the model of the American system. TMPD refused the directive. Next, GHQ carried out the same directive to Eiji Suzuki, the chief of the Osaka City Municipal Police. Suzuki founded OMPD which had an American type of the patrol system. After the Allied Occupation, OMPD was abolished because it was faithful to GHQ directives. Thus, OMPD was reorganized to the Osaka Prefectural Police Department. Japanese Police System returned to a highly centralized system as a result that most of the Police System reform under the Allied Occupation were denied.