Bookstore without vigilance

I’m from Spain, a country where there are many cameras inside any kind of shops and the employees are always looking if you do any suspicious movement. In Japan, I was surprised when I first saw some supermarkets where some stuff is “outside” the shop area, there is not a big difference between inside and outside in many Japanese shops, it seems they trust the clients.

Here are some pictures I took in a bookstore at Tokyo’s city center.


Many Japanese reading magazines outside the shop. If you want to buy one of them, you have to bother and enter the shop to pay.


Look at the entrance, there is not a big difference between inside and outside.

3 Comments
  • Linc_31

    May 9, 2007 at 6:14 am

    this shows how civilized the ppl are then…good morale….

  • Mikey

    June 26, 2007 at 11:50 am

    They do that here in the usa aswell . . .
    Book stores and food stores have things sitting out unguarded with no cameras

  • Robin

    August 29, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    Don’t see that here in Belgium