The stories became legendary among foreigners living in Japan: the handbag left in a taxi, returned the next day; big- city streets so safe that women walk home alone at night; the gangster who commits a crime and then turns himself in to police.
Such tales are less common today, a casualty of rising crime rates and a nation under stress. But if no longer the safe haven it once was, Japan remains one of the industrial world's least violent societies. With a population less than half that of the United States, Japan has consistently logged fewer than one-tenth the number of homicides. Americans are 15 times as likely to be assaulted, and 19 times as likely to be raped.usnews
"There must be some conspiracy behind this story.
Japan can not be that good!" said a man from a country near Japan.