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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…

Check Out the Tokyo Police Mascot and His Adorable Safety Video for Kids!

Japan has mascots everywhere, from organizations to different varieties of events. They’ve been created to promote places, regions, businesses and the like. Even the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (警視庁) has a mascot! His name is Pipo-kun (ピーポくん). Pipo-kun is a little guy who looks like a mixture of different animals. He likes hovering on police…

How to Properly Deal With These 3 Emergency Situations in Japan

Staying in a foreign country is fun! As long as you’re well-prepared, you can go travel around all you want. Traveling is surely one of the most exciting and rewarding things you can do in life. However, there are certain cases when surprising incidents can become emergencies. To avoid panicking, you have to stay alert…

Meet the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s Unusual Mascot!

Due to Japan’s obsession with cuteness, even serious things are not excluded from being handled in a cute manner. Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s Crime Prevention Task Force has been introducing their cute female dog mascot on their Twitter account since 2013. The mascot is called Tewatasanaiinu which is a combination of the words “tewatasanai” (not…

3 Cute Japanese Mascots of Not–So–Cute Organisations

Japan is undeniably a country featuring hundreds or even thousands of characters nad mascots. Whether be from Japanese anime or video games, some of these characters are a hit and even made it outside of Japan. Aside from those characters, there are also grand prix competitions to rank the most famous characters or mascots representing…

Why Japan is a Traveler’s Safe Haven

Have you ever dreamt about going to Japan but you are too afraid to travel because you don’t know anyone there? Or, are you are too worried that you might lose all your stuff during your visit there? Or probably encounter a gang or become a victim of some crime in the middle of the…