Okay… I get it… sometimes a Japanese guy can be walking down the street, spy a bag lying there between some garbage cans. He might amble up and open the bag and spy explosives in it.
You couldn’t blame anyone for taking off like a scared roadrunner… but is it possible that a person wouldn’t then call the police to warn them about the found explosives?
Just in case, Japanese law dictates that a person who finds explosives and fails to report the matter to the police can be fined ¥100… at least that’s what it was in the old days… That was about US$1…
Since then, the fine has been increased to ¥10,000… which is about $100.
I just want to know how they know if someone saw the explosives and then didn't report it? I suppose if there was CCTV (closed-circuit television), they would know...