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4 Things to Do Immediately After Losing Your Wallet in Japan

For many people, Japan is the safest country in the world. In other words, the chances of getting your wallet or any valuable item stolen are quite low in Japan when compared to other countries. Although violent crimes are rare, pickpocketing and other stealth crimes are pretty common in urban areas, especially in Tokyo’s Akasaka…

Yakuza: The Mystery Behind the Japanese Mafia

We all have heard of the word “yakuza” but some only have a faint idea of what it really means. The majority of Japanese people are unaware or scared when asked about this word, which has become a taboo, somehow. So, who are they and why does the Japanese society fear them? Organized Crime Syndicates…

Check Out 7 of the Best Podcasts to Learn All About Japan the Fun and Easy Way!

I think that podcasts are one of the best ways to learn new things about virtually anything. There are thousands of podcasts available in nearly every language and there are a plethora of podcasts available to teach you more about Japanese history, culture and the language. Here are a few of my favorites. Language 1.…

Come Sightsee in Magnificent Kyoto, the Best City in the World!

Kyoto, as an ancient city with 1200 years of history, was awarded by Travel Inc.’s Travel + Leisure magazine as the best city in the world! It was done through a survey which involved 17,000 avid readers of the magazine. Kyoto has undergone many transformations in the past but has always adapted to the most…

The August Coup: A Plot to Kidnap the Emperor

Bearing the Unbearable The Kyujo Incident was a little-known conspiracy on August 14 and 15th, hours before the announcement of the end of the war, that attempted to place the Emperor under house arrest, assassinate officials, and continue the war. If it had succeeded Japan as we know it would not exist. The evening of…

How to protect your bicycle from theft in Japan?

I had my bicycle stolen. Yes, it is true. And I am not telling this to ruin the reputation of Japan. I am telling this to remind everyone that, Japan, like the rest of the countries, is inhabited by humans – of all forms. Good and bad. Although, generally, Japan is safe and secure, there…

What makes Japan one of the safest countries?

1. Low Homicide Rate tofugu.com/ police.pref.ishikawa.lg.jp/ Japan has a very low crime rate. You might not believe but Japan records only two to three homicides per year on an average. It is in fact one of the lowest crime rate countries in the world according to the UN. On average, fewer than three people get…