Why is Japan so safe?
For sure you’ve often heard that Japan is safe. It ranks as one of the world’s safest countries!
A 2014 Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development study ranked Japan as „The safest country in the world.“ Living in Japan offers the luxury of safe feeling.
You can travel without fear for your safety. It’s home to an incredibly low crime rate. But it still exists.
But, do you know why? Here are some reasons.
We know that Japan is much more etnically homogenous then other. The tensions between race are so tiny compared to others, for example the U.S.A.
In Japan guns ARE NOT allowed. You can not even walk around with a knife in your bag. If the police arrest you, you will go straight to jail.
Group mentality is emphasized over the individual. People there are much more connected.
Japan is economically homogenous. The income difference is very small.
Also, there is a high level of tolerance of others. People are honest and helpful.
Unles you are looking for trouble, trouble won’t find you.
For sure, the Japanese have a unique culture. And that is one of the reasons why the crimes are so rare in Japan. Japan is a society with a degree of homogenization, little immigration, and modest income inequality. Essentially, there is an atmosphere of personal respect for others and their things, which the west tends to lack. This respect explains the safety.
Also, Japan is one of the only countries which run „Woman only“ train carriages on almost every major metropolitan train line during commuting hours.