Understanding the Japanese Legal System

Understanding the Japanese Legal System

Japan like many European nations was originally run on a feudal system, with warlords in control. The modernisation of Japan in the nineteenth century, then, saw penal codes and codes of criminal instruction introduced, which were based on the French model. Thus, set...
Saru Lock: Japanese Locksmith Superhero

Saru Lock: Japanese Locksmith Superhero

Saru Lock, for those who don’t know, is a Japanese manga character who has his own series and has been made into a TV show and action movie. Yataro Sarumaru, nicknamed ‘Saru’ is a high school kid whose fathers is a locksmith in Asakusa, Tokyo. Saru has the ability to...

The Surveillance Situation in Japan

It is a fact of life that surveillance is on the increase, just about, everywhere. Terrorism and its antidote, high levels of domestic security, have put electronic and digital surveillance into the lives of ordinary citizens around the globe. Japan is no different,...

Natural Health in Japan

Japan has a very long and rich history, when it comes to natural health and alternative medicine. Japan, like China, uses approaches like acupuncture to treat many illnesses and complaints. There are differences between the two oriental nations regarding acupuncture....

The True State of Dental Care in Japan

Dentists have copped a bad wrap via the internet, when it comes to overseas visitors seeking dental care in Japan. Perhaps it is the language barrier, which has contributed to some of the horror stories posted up about seeing the dentist in Japan, whilst on holiday or...