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  1. qrbits

    Help Research project on crime in Japan!

    Hello all! I am a university student in a Japanese Language and Culture class. We are nearing finals week, and I am doing my final research project on crime in Japan. If you are Japanese or have travelled to Japan, a response to my survey would be greatly appreciated! Crime survey If you are...
  2. Mike Cash

    Tokyo Vehicle Registrations: 1935

    Last night I was rummaging through Tokyo Metro Police annual reports in the national archives and in the 1935 edition found this page of charts showing the 10 year trend in Tokyo vehicle registrations, which I found rather interesting. I think it may be safe to say that bicycles are what...
  3. Mike Cash

    News Unqualified English Teacher Arrested

    Foreigners who complain about not being treated equally with their Japanese coworkers should be careful what they wish for. If you're a foreigner teaching English at a Japanese school despite not being qualified to do so, they call you an ALT. If you're a Japanese person teaching English at a...
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    Help I lost my bike today

    Today I lost my bike when I parked it near Narimasu station in Saitama. I am not sure though whether a bad guy stole it or it was taken by the police due to violation of certain parking law. The only clue I have is the below information board attached at that parking space. I am sorry if my shot...
  5. Mike Cash

    News ALT Arrested for Being Ignorant

    東京五輪招致ロゴを無断使用した疑い 米国籍の男を逮捕:朝日新聞デジタル A 53 year old American ALT working in Kumamoto has been arrested for selling items containing trademarked Olympic/Parlympic logos via his online shop. He actually only sold a grand total of FIVE items but it was enough to get him arrested. (I just watched his...
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    Bicycle Registration on Tourist Visa

    Hello all, Like the title stated, I wondering if its possible to register a new bicycle bought online with the police on a 90 day tourist visa. I am aware that you need the recipe of purchase, ID and the actual bike itself to register. However the only form of ID I have is my passport. I do...
  7. Mike Cash

    I Met a Lot of Policemen

    Last evening, while on my way back to Gunma from the docks in Tokyo, my truck had a mechanical breakdown in the right-hand lane of one of Tokyo's busiest streets during rush hour. As soon as I determined there was no way possible to move even one inch, I turned on the hazard lights, picked up my...
  8. Koban: Japanese police boxes

    Society Koban: Japanese police boxes

    Kōban (交番), translated as “police box”, are the ubiquitous urban police stations in Japan usually located next to train stations, shopping centres, busy intersections, but also throughout residential districts. Originally called hashutsusho (派出所, “despatch station” or “local police station”) in...
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