terrorism

Why Are There So Few Public Trash Cans in Japan?

In many countries, public places such as city streets and local parks have a large number of trash cans that are easy to spot where you can easily dispose of your drink container, gum wrapper, or sandwich wrapping. However, one thing that soon becomes apparent to many travelers after being in Japan for any length…

Aum Shinrikyo: The Cult Behind the Sarin Gas Attacks

On the quiet morning of March 25th, 1995, the subway trains were moving along regularly in the complex Tokyo subway system, brimming with office workers, students, housewives, and children heading to school. On five different trains, sarin gas was let loose, killing 12 people and injuring over 1,000 others. The terrorists? Members of an extremist…

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…