Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tokyo Reporter: US Embassy in Tokyo issues "drink spiking warning"

Back to a little tabloid style reporting about Japanese social scenery.

Tokyo Reporter today revealed a renewed US Embassy warning for US citizens in Tokyo--to beware of drink spiking followed by credit card theft, etc. Incidents have been continuing since at least 2009.

(I am familiar with these kinds of embassy warnings from living in Israel, where we normally get them due to missile and terror attacks.)

Somehow or other, this reminds me of dazed US consumers who wake up to find their wallets emptied after falling for enticing ads and then buying defective cars, and have very little real recourse unless they are seriously injured or killed.

Led Zeppelin - Dazed and Confused

The real scene on the streets of Japanese cities differs sharply from the environments inhabited by the country's engineers. However, there is evidence that engineers and other employees sometimes travel in both worlds, and that is one of the ways in which product quality can be forgotten.

Roppongi street scene with claim of hustling