Tag: Japanese Crime

Interests
Nicola Spendlove

Can You Gamble In Japan? — Ways To Legally Gamble Without The Casino

The question of whether or not gambling is illegal in Japan is not black and white. Officially, most forms of gambling have been illegal in Japan for many years (refer to Chapter 23 of the Japanese Criminal Code for the exact wording of the law) – but there have been ways and means for thrill-seekers to get their (above board or otherwise) adrenaline fix in Japan since then. New laws passed in 2016 have indicated a bright future for potential casinos in Japan – though they have yet to officially open their doors.

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Charlie Horner

How Safe Is It To Travel In Japan? — A Look At What Deters Criminals

Japan is regularly called one of the safest countries in the world, and for many years has had the low-crime rate to back that statement up. That’s not to say that crime does not exist there, but thousands of tourists visit each year and say the same things: they felt safe, the streets felt safe, and there seems to be much less crime than in their own country. Is Japan really as safe as they say? Are there parts of Japan that aren’t as safe as others? And what contributes to the strong sense of safety and security that people feel in the country?

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Nicola Spendlove

Why Is The Conviction Rate So High In Japan?

Japan has one of the highest conviction rates in the world, coming in at roughly 99.9% (there is some debate on the exact numbers). Even if it is not exact, anything close to this figure is truly astronomical. There are a number of unique factors within the Japanese justice system that lead to this consistently high statistic.

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Guides
Nicola Spendlove

How Do The Police Treat Foreigners In Japan? — Tips For An Unlikely Encounter

There are many anecdotes about foreigners being treated unfairly by Japanese police. While undoubtedly some of these are true (after all, every country has some element of corruption) much of this so-called unfair treatment can be attributed to the dramatic differences in the Japanese law and justice system when compared to Western countries. A foreigner may be shocked at how strictly they are treated under Japanese law, but this is not necessarily because they are being discriminated against – it is because of the way the system works.

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Nicola Spendlove

What Are Weird Laws In Japan? — 12 Weird and Wonderful Japanese Laws

Many of the laws that govern Japanese society are unwritten – they are simply societal expectations of how people must behave when interacting with others and their environments. There are, however, a number of eyebrow-raising examples of laws that are written into the Japanese constitution that you simply wouldn’t see in any other country.

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Guides
Jacob Harris

How Dangerous Is Japan? What To Watch Out For During Your Trip

The 2019 Global Peace Index considers Japan as the ninth safest country in the world. This means that among 163 independent nations and territories all over the world, Japan has a relatively low rate for safety indicators like crimes, domestic conflicts, or tension among economic classes. However, the country is second in terms of natural Hazards.

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