Japan is famous for the safety and honesty of people, even in places with a large concentration of people, the Japanese do not seem to care about safety, they trust the honesty of the population. In this article, we will see some examples of honesty and security in stores in Japan.
We must keep in mind, that not everyone in Japan is honest, nor that the country is 100% safe. The Japanese strive for good conduct, but there will always be bad people, anywhere in the world. But the examples of honesty and security in Japan, are at a level far above other countries.
While in countries like ours, an act of honesty can be seen as stupidity. In Japan it is common for people to return millions of yen and lost wallets to their owners. I myself forgot I forgot my belongings in a place and experienced Japanese honesty. Not to mention the safety and tranquility that we have in walking on the streets.
Japanese people care about appearance and everyone strives to meet society's standards and expectations. The Japanese were culturally influenced and taught from childhood to obey the rules without questioning them. This is one of the main factors responsible for safety and honesty in Japan.
Security in Japan stores
As most Japanese strive to follow society's norms, shopkeepers have built up trust in their customers. There is no concern about thefts, even if they happen, there are few. The sales machines scattered throughout the city, the low demand for safety equipment, makes confidence more.
The video below shows how honesty and security prevails in stores in Japan:
A wide variety of stores display their products on the street sidewalk, without a guard or camera. It doesn't matter if the place has little or a lot of people, shopkeepers don't worry about thieves and trust people. They are not needed guards or cameras.
It is not uncommon for multiple stores to share a single space. Some different stores are located in the same place, without any divisions or walls. Shopkeepers simply expect you to pick up something from the store and pay before you leave. If you end up going to the wrong cashier, they will tell you the correct place to pay for the product.
There are several reports of store workers chasing customers to warn or deliver something they forgot. Even a wrong change, it is the duty of the shopkeeper or the customer to show their honesty. Some even had to deal with the police because of problems related to this.
Examples of Safety and Honesty
In addition to the effort to collaborate with a fair and honest society, the Japanese also do not give much importance to these things. Some rich people just don't care about looking rich. Several newspapers report that you can be a millionaire's neighbor and not know it, because their home looks exactly like yours.
Some believe that Japan's economic conditions contribute to honesty. To some extent this is true, but Japan faces several economic problems and many Japanese live on the edge of their wages. Reasons, opportunities and ways to steal are not lacking in Japan, but the Japanese still avoid this as much as possible.
It is worth making it clear here in the article, for people who read without reasoning: This is relative! There is no place in the perfect world, there are thieves, some shopkeepers are concerned and take proper precautions. They trust that hardly anything bad can happen, because they believe in the law. However, they do not put expensive products at the disposal of thieves.
Some stores in Brazil also leave their clothes and products on the sidewalks, even though they do not trust the country's laws. Likewise, the Japanese also put products in shop windows. The only difference between Japan and Brazil is that the Japanese strive to do what is right, and the law is there to support these people.
There are many other examples of honesty in Japan that we could discuss. I already wrote several articles talking about examples of honesty and security in Japan, I will leave a list for you to read below (Just click and done).