safety

Japanese active coast guard demonstrates how dangerous it is to fall into a reservoir pond【Video】

If this guy can’t lunge free, then there’s no hope for the rest of us.

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Osaka elementary school becomes first in Japan to have a police box established on campus

Will this police box be an outlier or set a new precedent for community policing?

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Death of a Japanese man attacked by bear sparks conversation about what to do when facing off with one

Is there any way to avoid a grisly end?

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Japanese businesses to reopen automatic hand dryers in public restrooms

New study fears shutting them down might do more harm than good.

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Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators

They’ve become the first prefecture in Japan to do so.

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If you die from the COVID-19 vaccine in Japan, the government will give your family over 44M yen

$420,000? Now that’s putting your money where your mouth is.

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Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators, prohibit walking up and down

Although walking is common practice, support for banning it is strong online.

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Evangelion joins the fight against COVID-19 with this amazing awareness campaign

If Shinji and the gang can fight Angels, surely they can fight coronavirus too!

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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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