one, you are in an extremely safe country. No more fear of walking alone at night! No more Italy style pick-pockets! No more UK style stabbing!
two, if you do get murdered, it’s definitely going to be in the sickest way you’ve ever heard. There’s no such thing as a boring murder in Japan.
You might get pushed off in front of a passing train by a random stranger eating an onigiri.
You might be strangled by your Japanese student learning English and get your body burried in a bath full of sand.
You might be hit by a mini van in the city centre and then stabbed 9 times by the driver with a plastic chopstick that has a Hello Kitty charm on top.
But think about it, if you do get killed in Japan, there is absolutely no way you won’t make the headlines. You mom will put the newspaper in a frame and keep it on her office table. Your friends from kindergarten whom you haven’t seen or heard from for the past 24 years will remember you. Your ex-boyfriend will realise you’re the coolest girl he’s ever had.
Would that happen if you were simply shot in some barrio in NY?