I’ve never been stopped by the police in the UK, but if I do, I know it will never be as stressful, nerve wracking or as fun as being pulled by the Japanese Police.
Two short, chunky and extremely nice chaps checked over my paperwork and waited to wave us off on our way… Which was really awkward as the car park we pulled into was actually where we were heading. As I fumbled to put my paperwork away, they chuckled and continued to bow; not realising that we weren’t going to drive off.
Eventually we won the standoff and they retreated to their car and left. As far as I could tell, I’d done nothing wrong; maybe they’d been warned of a white dude taking photos of random cars in car parks?