These Orange Balls Can Be Found In Many Japanese Shops, But Few Foreigners Know What They’re For!

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Foreigners who come to Japan for the first time are astonished by many things. Many things in the country look very different from what we’re used to seeing on a daily basis. Here’s one of them. It’s rather tricky I warn you! Take a look at the picture below. There are a couple of bright orange balls in the picture below.

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What are they for? Here’s a hint: they are filled with bright paint, usually orange, and placed near the cash register in a shop.

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Here’s another hint: store staff is trained to throw them! Still no idea? These are anti-crime balls!

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They are made to tackle the shop robberies. A cashier throws a ball at a thief. The ball explodes, covering the criminal with bright paint, which enables the police to easily identify him and arrest! The balls also act like intimidation to potential burglars. A great idea isn’t it?

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