-All female students are provided with a free personal alarm, that emits a loud noise when its button is pressed. Students are asked to carry this at all times.
-The cost of cellphone rentals has been cut from 1000 yen per week to 500 yen per week. This is to make it easier for all students to rent a cellphone, so that they have an emergency contact method.
-Host families are being instructed on ways to keep their students safe, such as picking them up from the station in the evening, and teaching them the best roads to walk.
-We talk to students at orientation on the first day, to provide some tips on staying safe in Japan.
Hopefully these will help to make sure Japan’s crime rate continues to be among the lowest in the world!