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Two weeks ago my husband and I went to the Azabu police station in Tokyo to report that my wallet had been stolen. At the time it was stolen, I was at an English pub with my non-Japanese friend. The police insisted that they get her last name and address even though she wasn’t the one who was suspected of stealing it. I found this strange and I refused to disclose her personal information.

The next day my wallet was returned by a non-Japanese person who was a regular at the pub. It was found by one of the bartenders who then gave it to the regular who in turn returned it to me.

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