The Japanese culture that made foreigners surprised !
What is the amazing thing about Japanese culture?
I asked American guy, living in Japan for 19 years, about the question.
He said “The triangle corner in the sink is amazing.”
American people just let the garbage flow to sewage.
The triangle corner is one of Japanese wits.
He also said “A longer shoehorn is great!”.
I knew that he was amazed to see people wearing shoes easily without bending down.
I suppose it’s because American people don’t take shoes off so often as Japanese people.
He also mentioned that a bookmark is great.
He said like this “A string of bookmark is nice!”
I have heard that they don’t use bookmarks in foreign countries.
They fold down the corner of a page instead of using bookmarks, I have never seem the book though.
I asked a Rumanian guy living in Japan for three years.
He said “A kotatsu and an electric carpet are great!”.
I have heard that they don’t have things like those in Romania.
I asked a British guy living in Japan for ten years.
He said “TONKOTSU ramen is great and seasoning eggs are particularly great!”.
I asked a Canadian guy living in Japan for 12 years!
He said “IKAGESO is great because it is quite crisp and chewy.”
I have heard that they don’t eat squid legs in Canada or near countries.
I asked an Indian guy living in Japan for eight years!
He had known only about Sushi of Japan before he came to Japan.
He said that he was surprised at the curry in the COCO ICHIBAN when he eat it at the first time in Japan. Japanese curry made Indian people surprised !!
He mentioned that the system we can choose the hot level is great.
I asked a Spanish guy living in Japan for three years!
He told me about the world map in Europe, in the map the U.K. is located in the middle.
Japan has own map, in which Japan is located in the middle,however.
He was surprised at this.
I asked a Greek guy living in Japan for 25 years!
He said “it is great to bow slightly when people meet each other on the road!”
In the foreign country, they don’t mind anyone on the road !
He also said that Japanese people are polite.
I asked an Indonesian guy living in Japan for eight years.
He said “It is great to get a pocket tissue distributing in the town for free.”
He told me that the Japanese high quality tissue is a delightful souvenir when he bring it back !
He also said “Similar sized vegetables and fruits are put in the box. It’s great.
In Indonesia, the price is same as in Japan, but they only put various sized vegetables and fruits in the box.”
He also told me that he was impressed when he was given change even though it is 1 yen.
They give change 800 yen and candies instead of 818yen in Indonesia.
Because they usually don’t prepare small money for change.
A a lower 2 figure become candies.
If we say“Why candy?”, the Indonesian seller will be angry.
I asked an Italian woman living in Japan for a year!
She said “Japanese man pays for woman. In Italy, women should pay as much as men. “
I asked an Egyptian living in Japan for 6months.
He was amazed that the staffs at the gas station guide the driver correctly.
They guide saying “All right and stop “loudly.
Staffs in Egypt also guide the car but if we trust them, the car may crush !
I asked an American guy living in Japan for two years!
He said “The Japanese hearse is clean and nice. It is wonderful to have such a great hearse to respect a dead person.”
All of those things are natural for Japanese people but they are amazing things for foreigners.
Japanese people need to perceive those. (~_ ~;))