Kairaban (Local News Board) is to provide news, information and advice
to the people of your immediate residential area: that is, the nearest
dozen or so houses. When you finish reading the board, stamp your hanko
or sign your name and pass it to the person in the next door. Regarding
the contents, here are some examples.
・ How to separate garbage
・ News from the near-by community center and neighborhood association
・ Advice from the Police station
For example: When you go out, make sure to get your place locked tight.
Do not walk lone late at night. Ask for help at a nearby Kōban when approached
by suspicious-looking persons or cars.
・ News of road works
・ Recruitment of patrol volunteers
The board Urgent must be passed immediately after reading. When you receive
the board and do not understand the contents, you are encouraged to ask
your neighbors. It will be a good chance to make friends with them.