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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…

My Number: How It Works and What to Expect

Finally, Japan has launched its first social security and tax identification number (dubbed “My Number”) which will take effect in January 2016. This new identification system has a unique 12-digit ID that will be assigned to each citizen that will remain unchanged for his or her lifetime. Given the fast growing demand of information, the…