This article is from the American misconceptions about Japan FAQ, by Tanaka Tomoyuki email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Some people also pointed out some negative stereotypes that
Japanese have. of these, the only one that is common and
overemphasized in Japan is "all of the USA is unsafe
(crime-filled)". I try to correct this misconception at every
opportunity by pointing out that there are many safe towns in
the USA, like Bloomington, IN, where I live. I feel as safe
here as when I'm in Tokyo.