safety

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…

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…

Subaru: Take a Ride in One of the Safest Vehicles on the Road

Perhaps one of the main reasons why there is a growing demand for Subaru cars all over the world is because the brand was able to build a reputation of building very safe vehicles. Just recently this 2015, Subaru XV Crosstrek and Impreza received the top rating of Advanced Safety Vehicle-Plus (ASV+) from the Japan…

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…

Safety tips for travellers in Japan

With an extreme low crime rate, Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. Pickpockets or mugger are a rare thing and other trouble one might encounter abroad is seldom happening. However: there are dangers you might need to be prepared for, things you would not have thought of and some are just…

What makes Japan one of the safest countries?

1. Low Homicide Rate 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 hurt due…

The Essential Earthquake Safety Tips

Japan is famous for its earthquakes and if you are in Japan, perhaps you ll experience some of them during your stay. If it is a strong one, you will need to protect yourself. So I will write about the most important things you should know in this article. What does cause Japanese earthquakes? In…