After spending a few hours conversing and having some pints with a friend, we stopped in Shinagawa Station to part ways. A policeman walked up and asked if we were tourists, and we said no, we live in Tokyo. He then asked to see our 在留 cards. Just over two years here and I finally got asked for my card. It’s as annoying as people say.
I assumed the cop was bored, while my friend felt the guy wanted to practice his English. Either way, I didn’t much like it.