JA>ES translator gets it wronger than the Madrid police

If you’re in Tokyo the logical assumption is that that local police car is not a Yokohama one, so the “Tokyo” (or whatever) always (?) gets left off:

Qué curioso, en Madrid tienen 警視庁 (Departamento de Policía de Tokio Metropolitano)… / cc @Darth_Mantis

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