An alert convenience store worker who foiled a fraud attempt, a Vietnamese man who rescued a man from a swamp and four citizens who subdued a knife-wielding man on a bus were among those honored in 2022 for their virtuous acts. See the links below to revisit the noteworthy deeds of Japan's heroes, helpers and good Samaritans.
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<<Japanese police thank Vietnamese man for rescuing senior stuck in swamp>>
KOKA, Shiga -- Police in this western Japan city recently handed a Vietnamese man a letter of gratitude written in Vietnamese for rescuing an elderly man who was stuck in a swamp. Full story.
<<2 thanked by Japanese police for protecting lost 2-yr-old on nighttime street>>
KASUGA, Fukuoka -- Two Fukuoka Prefecture residents have been thanked by police for protecting a 2-year-old boy who was lost and wandering the streets here in the middle of the night. Full story.
<<Police thank 4 people for subduing man with knife on bus near Tokyo>>
KAWAGUCHI, Saitama -- Four people have been thanked by police for preventing a potentially serious incident by subduing a man with a knife on a bus in this city north of Tokyo. Full story.
<<Fire station thanks Tokyo family who saved man's life with help of child's homemade map>>
TOKYO -- A fire station here has awarded a letter of gratitude to a family for saving the life of a man at their Edogawa Ward home using a nearby portable defibrillator -- thanks to a map drawn by their elementary school-age daughter. Full story.
<<Japanese police thank 7-yr-old boy for protecting lost infant>>
AMAGASAKI, Hyogo -- Japanese police thanked a second-grade boy in this western Japan city for protecting a lost 3-year-old child. Full story.
<<Japanese police thank convenience store worker for helping woman avoid fraud>>
KUSATSU, Shiga -- An employee at a convenience store in Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture, received a letter of thanks from local police on Feb. 14 after he helped stop a resident from being taken in by swindlers. Full story.
<<7-Eleven worker in central Japan saves 93-yr-old from $2.3K e-money scam>>
TAKASHIMA, Shiga -- Police have awarded a certificate of appreciation to a convenience store worker in this central Japan city for her efforts preventing a 93-year-old customer from falling prey to financial fraud. Full story.
<<4 Indonesian interns receive letters of appreciation for capturing monkey in Japan>>
YAMAGUCHI -- Four technical intern trainees from Indonesia received letters of appreciation from the mayor of this west Japan city on Aug. 18 for capturing a Japanese macaque in the city's Ogori area, where monkeys had been attacking residents. Full story.