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Re: Japan

Post by robinson » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:50 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:08 am
Third reason is that bikes don't get stolen here (much). If you park it somewhere it will still be there when you come back.


Isn't that true for almost every other thing in Japan? You can leave almost anything and it won't be stolen.
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:22 pm

robinson wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:50 pm
Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:08 am
Third reason is that bikes don't get stolen here (much). If you park it somewhere it will still be there when you come back.


Isn't that true for almost every other thing in Japan? You can leave almost anything and it won't be stolen.
In my experience, generally yes. Although I don't test the proposition intentionally I did once lose a wallet, but I got it back with all the money in it.
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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:37 pm

As Anax says, theft is not a serious problem in Japan. In my experience, bikes and umbrellas are the two biggest targets.

My ex-wife’s aunt was burglarized in Sapporo. As was my girlfriend’s parent’s business in Osaka, so I guess that’s not unheard of either. But from what they said, it sounds like the latter was an inside job by a former employee. I’ve also heard of cell phones getting lifted by pick pockets.

Maybe it’s not as safe as they’d like the world to think. But compared to where I’ve lived in the U.S., and especially with regard to violent crime, it is extremely safe.

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Re: Japan

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:42 pm

Reminds me of this:


Also reminds me of a student film I saw at my daughter's college. That one was actually filmed from trains in the greater Tokyo area, and it was quite excellent in my opinion. That sort of thing could be quite boring I suppose if you don't get the best shots at the right time of day or do a good job of editing, but I was rapt for the whole thing and it left me wanting to see it again. I don't think it's on YouTube unfortunately, and I wouldn't know what to search for even if it were.
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