Godfrey Chan
@chancancode | 3,794 followers
People say Japan is a very safe country. To put that to the test, I left ¥200 in one of the most visible spots at the #rubykaigi venue yesterday.

Now there is ¥300.

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this extra ¥100 is completely throwing off my plan.. what do I do now? #sendhalp #rubykaigi
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@chancancode I guess your experiment garnered a lot of interest
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@chancancode It's OSAISEN !!
Japanes people offering wherever.
Aminism faith.
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@chancancode @yurikageyama My Hasselblad in the street a couple of years ago. I was 2 or 300m away, shooting with the model using another camera. That’s $25,000 worth of gear. Sat there for 25mins. In Ginza. On a busy Saturday. No one touched it. Love this country.
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@chancancode I think people thought your 200 yen were "Osaisen", donation to shrine or temple, similar to the coin that you throw to the Fountain of Trevi.
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@chancancode As a japanese, my guess is that somebody thought the place was some kind of power-spot and that they put their coin for good luck.We do this at shrines and rivers, etc.
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@chancancode New startup, drop change in Japan
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@chancancode @i0n1c Step1: Leave money publicly in Japan
Step2: ??????
Step3: profit
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@chancancode Lost my wallet, with more than 100,000 yen (at the time, well over $1,000+) on a train. Got the wallet with all the money and untouched credit cards back 8 hrs later.
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@chancancode Your ¥200 may be a couple.

Best wishes to the family.
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世界四季報 (セカ報)
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@chancancode In Japan it is believed that gods are many in many places.
And there is a custom to place coins on stones or in ponds as a gift to God.
So, even if there are coins on things, we do not want to steal but to put more coins.
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@chancancode I guess that the two coins breeded.
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  · Tweetlogix · ja
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@chancancode extra ¥100 may be offertory
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@chancancode @dekagaijin Someone might have thought this was an offering for good luck, and reproduced the gesture (similar to small statues and altars around temples).
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@chancancode @xotep it's just common sense, two happy ¥100, got married, and produced one more ¥100..

now they are a happy family.. 😂
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@chancancode I think someone misunderstood that it was a donation box or something.
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@chancancode better ROI than cryptocurrencies! I'm in! :)
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@chancancode @a_matsuda As a control group, do it in other countries and see what happens.
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what does leaving some coins sonewhere have to do with a country being safe
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@chancancode It's not only safe, it's a country you can make money. 🤣
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  · Twitter for iPad · ja
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@chancancode @akokitamura Yes, but try going into a shop to buy something with cash and if you are even 1yen short, they won’t complete the transaction like anywhere else in the world. That’s another experiment I tried.
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@chancancode My friend lost wallet w over 35 man ¥ = 3500 US dollars cash & credit cards. We reported it @ local police box @ night. Next AM police called that someone brought the wallet in. All cash & cards were in there!!! ❤️🇯🇵
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Jedan Kanađanin je napravio eksperiment u Japanu.

Kaže da nije očekivao ovaj rezultat.

Za vašu informaciju, ¥200 je oko €2.
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@chancancode @dakami I remember watching someone leave a professional TV camera on the street in Asakusa, pop into a Starbucks about 50m away, drink his coffee and have a cigarette and then come back to the camera. He wasn’t remotely concerned about the camera.
  · Twitter for iPad · en
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@chancancode Must be boring work as a police officer at Japan.
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RubyKaigi2018の会場での話なので、多分面白がってそういうことをする人の集まりなんだろうな :-)
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meanwhile here in urban america, everything that is not cemented down (simply bolting it into the ground is not enough to prevent theft, as we found out the hard way) gets stolen
  · TweetDeck · en
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@chancancode Yeah I’ll second this. My wife got about $200 of goods returned to her after being tracked down. My 2 years of grad school nihongo gave patrons at a bar enough info to go find us & get our lost bag returned. Also witnessed a lost laptop on a subway stair for 24hrs untouched
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  · Twitter Lite · ja
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はつ @メルボルンで日本語教師

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  · Twitter for iPad · ja
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so you could say japan is

high trust huh
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三品湊🌸Limpid Path新譜等BOOTHでDL販売中
  · OpenTween · ja
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@chancancode @vijayshekhar Put a red mark on the top corner of the triangle by a marker and bring it to India and place it in a public place, You will notice Not only India is the safer than Japan but more generous as well.
Your Investment will be 1000x in no time.
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@chancancode My wife and I took the metro to Kamakura last year and there was a gallon size bag of change sitting across from us the entire hour+ ride. Still amazed no one touched it.
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@chancancode Looks like a pyramid scheme to me.

I’ll see myself out.
  · Twitter for iPad · en
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@chancancode @CTZN5 Amazing culture and country. Can’t wait to return.
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  · Twitter for iPad · ja
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When you only let 5 refugees a year enter your country
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  · Janetter · ja
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I’ve worked with Japanese colleagues in business school. They are the most honest, most dedicated, most honorable people I have ever met.
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@chancancode Your attempt may cause scratch on the sculpture. Don’t place coins but bills pls.
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@chancancode I once dropped my shinkasen ticket because I am a dumbass, and I sprinted to search for it only to find someone guarding it for me 😊

seriously, everyone looks out for eachother there
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@chancancode Try that in Nigeria, the money will be the least of your concern as the ruby kaigi venue will be gone.
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Ok now do this in roppongi and see what happens
  · Twitter Lite · en
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@chancancode I try to pay forward Japanese hospitality to the tourists here -- there are often elderly Japanese tourists in Zadar or Zagreb who can't speak English well, and I go out of my way to make sure they get whatever they want. Love doing this, wish I could do it full time :-)
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@chancancode @justjimmar Darwin, the coins show survival features and are evolving into their environment
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Another reason for why I love Japan... This is amazing. すごいですね!
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Still better than the business model of most Silicon Valley startups.
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I think this was mistaken/understood as an offertory gesture but I love it
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[bass boosted X-files theme]
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@chancancode Hmmm. Shall I try with my 1000 yen?
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弓路 6月10日香川ときこす
  · twitcle plus · ja
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If this somehow happened in America there would be a guy standing next to it by now offering "the investment opportunity of a lifetime."
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@chancancode @urbanexploreMEL you left $2.40 in a public place and now you have $3.60? Still not enough to buy a coffee, no wonder someone added to it #rubykaigi
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Tetra Style(真夏のデザフェスNo.B-128)
( `・Θ・´ ).。(お金は旅をさせると増えるらしい。。。)
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Безопасно ли жить в Японии?
Человек решил проверить это и оставил в заметном месте ( якобы забыл или потерял)в шоппинг центре 200 йен.
На следующий день пришел проверить- там лежало 300 йен.
Вот так работает "экономическое чудо Японии" )).
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left it untill tomorrow, it'll be twice I bet ¥300
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@chancancode @0xa59a2d i think hes got the next turn after you in dance dance revolution now
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@chancancode It looks like Fontana di Trevi.
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( ゚д゚)ハッ! これは日銀が夢見たデフレからの脱却!
  · Tweetbot for Mac · ja
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ふぁるこん シュガーラッシュ全力推し
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That's definitely where I live :)
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@chancancode That's why I'm setting at a bar on Saturday night studying Japanese. Textbook and internet assignment for college class. Ohayou from Ohio.
  · Mobile Web (M2) · ja
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