But there are still minor cases of theft that bug the local residents, especially when the rainy season comes showering by. Instead of expensive items such as wallets and cars, what’s getting taken are things such as umbrellas, which are inexpensive but highly valuable when it is raining cats and dogs. To fight such petty crime, the citizens of Japan have come up with their own unique ways of fending off such petty thieves
My solution to combat Japan’s high umbrella-theft rate has been to buy a handful at a time at the ¥100 store and just use them until they are gone, then repeat. Yes, they are kind of crappy umbrellas, but they disappear so fast it doesn’t matter. I may try this Japanese Twitter idea instead going forward!