things americans would steal: a list of things I have seen unlocked, unguarded and of value just plain lying out in japan.
for example: lumber. with one loose length of chain half-assed across the front as a symbol that it is another person's property... and that is enough.
many a louis vuitton bag left on a stool at Starbucks while the girl dashes off to the potty or the register to buy a coffee.
stacks of tires and rims alongside some guy's house.
alloy rims off a slow-moving van, way tricked out.
entire stock of the florist's shop, left out overnight, every night, covered only in a fishing net to keep the birds from eating it.
you can see this stack of beer guarded only by a piece of rope. this picture is tilted becasue I had such the adrtenaline rush seeing this I fluttered while I snapped this shot on my cell phone while pedaling late to class. each one of those lovely slender cylinders is 633ml (about 22 oz!) of delicious kirin lager...packed 12 to a crate x 7 high x 3 across x 2 deep = you do the math.
maybe her bag? worth a shot, right?
MORE PHOTO documentation coming soon!