Posts Tagged crime

Jun
02

Japan’s Good, Bad, and Strange

Posted by on Friday, 2 June, 2006

I wanted to share with you three lists; one is the top things I love about Japan. The second contains the things I hate, and the last one is a list of things I just don’t understand about Japan!

5 Things I Love About Japan

Low crime makes you feel secure whenever and whereever you are
The food is simply marvellous. And the variety you can get is top notch.
– You are never bored in a city like Tokyo. Always something to do!
– Japanese people are extremely service-minded and courteous.
Public transportation is abundant, on time, and clean!

5 Things I Hate About Japan

Earthquakes – sooner or later there’s gonna be a big one.
– It’s expensive to live here, and apartments are generally rather small.
– Japanese people’s lack of flexibility can be frustrating.
Honne and Tatemae
– Japanese working hours tend to be ridiculously long.

5 Things I Simply Don’t Understand About Japan

Fried fish and rice for breakfast
– Why most houses & apartments only have frosted windows.
– The fascination of Pachinko.
J-Pop
– Japanese people’s patience to wait countless hours for anything.

Feb
22

Schoolgirl arrested in Osaka for pimping younger girl

Posted by on Wednesday, 22 February, 2006

I’m torn here. Should I be apalled, or should I applaud the business sense of this young girl? 😉

A 14-year-old schoolgirl who introduced a younger girl to a man who paid to perform obscene acts with her has been arrested, police said. […] Investigators said the girl introduced a 13-year-old junior high school girl from Kyoto to a 25-year-old worker from Osaka’s Higashisumiyoshi-ku. The worker is suspected of paying 55,000 yen to perform obscene acts with the girl at a hotel in Kyoto in December last year. […] The 14-year-old girl reportedly met the younger girl through an Internet matchmaking site. She handed the younger girl 20,000 yen, and took the rest of the money as an “introduction fee,” police said.

(Source Mainichi Daily News)