This Week’s Picks (Jan. 5, 2016)

This week, look after yourself with our guide to personal safety in Japan. Also, read up on internet services for short- to long-term visitors, and learn about Japanese road signs.

Crime and Safety in JapanJapan is one of the safest countries in the world as far as crime is concerned, but there are still things the sensible traveler should be aware of. Read up on personal safety and Japan’s police force on this page.
Internet in JapanContracts for broadband and fibre-optic internet, like many other services in Japan, are typically for periods of two years, and are therefore not always suitable for short-term residents. For a full range of options for home and mobile internet, check out our comprehensive guide.
List of Traffic Signs in JapanBefore you head out on the open road in Japan, it pays to familiarise yourself with some of the common road signs. Find a list of signs along with their meanings on this page.

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