safety

SoraNews24 founder develops effective yet inexpensive COVID-19 guards for restaurants

It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever seen, and I’m not just saying that because he signs my cheques.

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Shizuoka City orders mysterious torii of unknown origin torn down, sparks concern that a horror movie is beginning

Local government finds new way to invite misery to 2020.

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Japanese police ask drunk people to please stop sleeping in the middle of the street

Liquored up naps, sometimes in car lanes, are so common in one part of Japan that there’s a new vocabulary word for it.

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Tokyo Fire Department uses Animal Crossing to demonstrate disaster-proof home decorating【Video】

Earthquakes don’t exist in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but we can use it to explain how to keep safe in real life!

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Japanese Twitter searches for foreigners who left funny photos on lost smartphone at Costco

Phone returned to owner with a surprise on the camera roll from a trio of good samaritans.

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Why have no COVID-19 clusters occurred in pachinko parlors?

Many of pachinko’s worst qualities actually make it a relatively safe environment.

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Japanese politicians want to make walking while looking at your smartphone illegal

New law would require that you be immobile when looking at your mobile phone.

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A warning to think twice before taking photos of a crab dinner lying in a Japanese subway station

That discarded meal might not be what it seems.

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Harrowing video sees reckless drivers ignore pedestrian crossing in Japan【Video】

The fact that children are using the crossing doesn’t seem to register to all three of these drivers.

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Japanese police officers increasingly forgetting their guns in public restrooms

At least they didn’t forget to flush… we hope.

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Honda promotes street safety with tote bags resembling “a police officer hung on your shoulder”

The car manufacturer promotes safer streets with this snappy side-satchel for grade-school students.

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Japanese government releases checklist to help people protect their homes against Typhoon Hagibis

Follow these tips to minimize damage to your home, stay safe, and prepare for a massive cyclone.

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Tokyo is the safest city in the world, according to new study from the Economist

One other Japanese metropolis finishes in the top three.

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Yamagata police tell residents not to worry about knife-wielding man roaming the streets

Move along folks, nothing to see here.

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Hyogo Police on the lookout for man complimenting babies

A seemingly benign incident highlights a dilemma many parents face.

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Japan now has a traffic safety video for cats to watch to help keep them safe on the streets

Animal psychologists from Kyoto University create public service video that’s not about cats, but for the animals themselves to watch and learn from.

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In Japan, one yen coins don’t get picked up by strangers in public – they multiply instead

One coin became an investment in happiness for an entire apartment complex.

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Freakish Twitter video shows phone walking on its own, no human attached

“Don’t walk with your phone! …Oh, your phone is…Walking anyway…Um…Carry on.”
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Wakayama cop loses fully-loaded automatic handgun on the street while guarding PM

We all have our bad days at work, some worse than others.

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Major Japanese ramen chain’s logo confuses Honda cars’ AI

Although in the cars’ defense I never really knew what that logo was supposed to be either.

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