Is kidnapping seen as a ‘problem’ in Japan? Scientists would say ‘no’ - and those scientists would be from Japan. The culture seems to overlook kidnapping, as well as other serious crimes against children.
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.
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.
Let’s have a look at the history of gambling in Japan, and how that has led us to today’s gambling culture in the Land of the Rising Sun.
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.
We’re going to take a look at 6 things that contribute to making Japan such a safe place to visit and live, and some of the wider implications in Japan’s approach to crime and punishment.
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.