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Do The Yakuza Have Guns?

Do The Yakuza Have Guns?

Let’s take a look at when the yakuza use guns, what deters them from doing so more often, and what the alternatives are for any clan enforcer who’d rather avoid spending a couple decades in prison.

Why Does Japan Have Low Crime Rate?

Why Does Japan Have Low Crime Rate?

Let’s start by looking at which crimes are rare here, and which are relatively more common. After that, we’ll investigate the cultural forces and trends which have made Japan one of the safest places to live and visit on earth.

Why Can't Sumo Wrestlers Drive In Japan?
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Why Can't Sumo Wrestlers Drive In Japan?

The art of Japanese sumo wrestling has long captured the global imagination. The distinct appearance of the athletes is unlike any other sport – but don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s just two fat guys in diapers shoving each other.

What Is The Conviction Rate In Japan?
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What Is The Conviction Rate In Japan?

Japan is famous for being an extremely ordered country, and so it makes sense in a way that the court system would be very effective. Even withstanding this expectation, the conviction rate in Japan is likely to make your jaw drop.

How Do The Police Treat Foreigners In Japan?
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How Do The Police Treat Foreigners In Japan?

When one has a good understanding of Japanese law, the odds of getting into any sort of tricky situation with Japanese police are dramatically reduced. In this article, we will go into detail on some aspects of the Japanese justice system that can catch foreigners off guard during a trip to Japan.

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