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How safe is Tokyo? A recent report from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said that Tokyo residents handed in ¥3.34 billion in lost cash last year. Of that, nearly 74 percent of the total, or ¥2.47 billion, was returned to its rightful owners.

Tokyo is a large city where carrying cash is still commonplace, but even so, these recent figures are pretty clear evidence that Tokyo is a relatively safe city with generally honest people.

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