Are there personal security concerns to be aware of at this post? Please describe.

No - Mar 2019


Probably the safest place on earth. Japanese people leave phones or bags to save their tables and nothing gets touched. You can walk freely with phones, jewelry etc. Guns are practically nonexistent here. - Jun 2018


Generally it is very, very safe here. Situational awareness is still important, particularly if you like to stay out late or if you are in very touristy locations. - Mar 2018


Earthquakes and possible radiation in food and water supply. - Mar 2017


No, Tokyo and Japan in general are extremely safe. Some petty theft and problems with drugging at bars in certain areas. - Feb 2014


None. - Apr 2013


Practically none. Japan is a very safe country. There have been some car break-ins and reports of purse snatching, but these tend to be when people are walking alone late at night in dark alleys. Use common sense and you should be fine. - Oct 2008


Practically none although I have heard of occasional petty thievery. We often leave doors unlocked and strollers outside without worrying. - Jan 2008


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