The biggest danger to travelers in Japan is the threat from natural disasters.  Due to its location on one of the most active seismic belts in the world, earthquakes are common.  Most earthquakes are relatively minor, however those that do register high on the richter scale have the potential to cause massive destruction, and major disruption to travel plans.  There is also the possibility for the development of Tsunamis; therefore, it’s important to recognize the signs to improve your safety.  Read our article Tokyo Travel Security – Natural Disasters