safety

Will This Interesting Video Help Drivers in Japan Practice Road Safety?

Recently, various deaths and injuries in relation to reckless driving have been happening in Japan. Though most drivers in Japan are careful and polite, accidents can still happen, especially when drivers are careless. In line with this, a campaign in Okayama Prefecture (岡山県) has been started through a video which highlights the importance of road…

Cycling in Japan: Basic Rules, Prohibitions, Penalties, and Safety Tips

If you have visited Japan before, you would know of its many complicated subway and train lines. To get around in Japan, cycling is one of the best choices. But of course, there are important rules that you should know before cycling in Japan. Basic Rules First of all, you should keep to the left…

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…

4 Hard-to-Break Habits You Might Lose While Living in Japan

In a previous article I wrote about habits I accumulated while in Japan. This time, I want to write about habits that I lost while living there. This is written from the viewpoint of an American, but I think some of the following may strike a chord with expats of other Western countries. 1. Locking…

What Are The Safety Features Japanese Taxis Are Equipped With?

Japan is generally a safe country as many people all over the world probably know. Safety in the country is one of the many high priorities by different organizations especially when it comes to public transportation. Since many people use the three main modes of transportation which are the train, buses, and taxis, there is…

How Does an Earthquake Really Feel? A Personal Account of the Kumamoto Earthquake

The frequent natural disasters that happen in Japan are certainly off-putting for foreign visitors and ex-pats, especially if you come from a country that never suffers from them. Moving to Kumamoto, I felt secure in the knowledge that, as some locals put it, ‘earthquakes never happen here’. The last major earthquake in Kumamoto was 120…

How To Stay Safe in the Exciting Nightlife of Shinjuku Kabukicho

What do you think about when someone mentions Japan? Most people are divided into four categories when they hear the word “Japan”. The first category is “Interesting, Rich Culture”, followed by “Anime Paradise”, then “Crazy Technology” and the last one will surprisingly or unsurprisingly be “Sex”. Why sex? In case you are the innocent type,…

Japanese Government Steps up Measures Against Terrorism

The fear of terrorism has been increasing nowadays and Japan, being considered as the safest country in the world, has also stepped up on improving its security. Special attention is given to its upcoming 2020 Tokyo Games. Following the deadly Paris attack in November 2015, Olympic Prime Minister Toshiaki Endo made public safety the top…
Page 1 of 212