Think Japan is a mostly car crime-free country? Think again: the boss of a non-life
insurance industry body this week said he was willing to hike vehicle insurance
premiums following soaring thefts, which have burdened the industry with growing

Kyodo News quoted Takeo Inokuchi, chairman of the Marine and Fire Insurance
Association of Japan, saying that the surge in thefts "is a serious social
problem and it has dealt setbacks to the profitability of insurers associated
with motor vehicle insurance contracts."

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