People think that paying credit card is much more convenient and safer. Practically, the number of cash robbers has decreased from 12 per to 3 per.
In contrast to Sweden, Japan is still a cash-oriented country. Despite an increase of card users, small local shops have remained to run their businesses without card reading machines. However, sooner or later, such shops will be involved in the card tide as the society becomes technological. Some people must want to feel the appreciation to cash though. That is because cash makes them think that the money belong to them.