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Safety  (Qjmp: 18007)

Natural Hazards
Fukuoka rarely suffers earthquakes and those that do occur are minor (to date....). The nearest active volcano is down in Nagasaki. Fukuoka is also comparatively sheltered - typhoons rarely hit with the force they thump other cities in Kyushu. The city is well stocked with modern hospitals.

The Streets
Compared to streets in most western countries Japanese streets are extremely safe, even very late at night. Japanese people often carry largish amounts of cash as a matter of course, without mishap.

Incidents do occasionally occur, but if you take the precautions you are used to taking in your own country, they are likely to be more than adequate for your stay here.

Taxis are licensed and safe, single women should not feel concerned about taking them.

Women walking alone should probably take care around the (highly localized) seedier areas of town after dark.

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