According to the global peace index (2015), Japan is the tenth safest country in the world and Finland is ranked seventeen. In both countries it’s safe to walk on nights and travel on public transport. Generally it’s very safe to travel in both countries.
In both countries pickpockets, mugging and scam are really rare and risk of terrorism is low. What makes the difference between these countries is the nuclear power. There are many nuclear power plants in the Tokyo area, and their destruction is a risk but this risk is small because we know the accuracy and care of Japan. In Finland there are not so many nuclear power plants so the risk is very low.
We could not name shady spots in Helsinki but unfortunately we can name some shady spots in Japan.
- Kabukicho Kabukicho is on the east side of Shinjuku. There are normal businesses for example restaurants, cafes and grocery stores, but some of the businesses are very shady and it’s not rare to see polices in that area.
- Kamagasaki, Osaka Kamagasaki is Japan’s biggest slum. It has been the opportunity for poor people to get to work in Tokyo. Also, some organized crime groups maintain offices in the area.