Yes, it is still extremely safe here. The only people you have to worry about stealing your wallet are other foreigners. Isn't that sad? I don't have a Japanese girlfriend, nor do I want one. The cultural differences and maturity levels are worlds apart from what I want in a woman. I can't deal with it. I have too much trouble sorting out all of the idiots I meet in America, let alone to tack on more boneheads. No thanks. I just window shop. Yes, people still wait at the crosswalks. They aren't selfish like we are in the West. They take care when doing things that affect other people. I am learning a lot by living here. Cheers.