Japan Is Different In Many Ways

During my Marketing career I worked for a Japanese company for a little over six years and visited Japan 2-3 times each year for planning meetings. It was a great experience and I really like the Japanese people.

Here are some things you probably don’t know about the country and it’s people that was created by a recent visitor.

#1 Bus Drivers In Japan Were On Strike But Continued Driving Their Routes While Refusing To Take Fares From Passengers

Bus Drivers In Japan Were On Strike But Continued Driving Their Routes While Refusing To Take Fares From Passengers

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#2 Drink Cans Have Names Written In Braille On The Top

Drink Cans Have Names Written In Braille On The Top

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#3 Japanese Fans Stayed Behind After The FIFA World Cup 2014 Match To Help Clean Up

Japanese Fans Stayed Behind After The FIFA World Cup 2014 Match To Help Clean Up

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#4 There Are Baby Seats Attached To The Wall In Most Bathrooms

There Are Baby Seats Attached To The Wall In Most Bathrooms

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#5 Here Is Some Of The Hospital Food That Is Offered To Patients

I Recently Gave Birth In Japan. Here Is Some Of The Hospital Food I Ate

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#6 You Can Often Find This Kind Of Toilet In Japan. Wash Your Hands And Reuse The Water For Your Next Flush

You Can Often Find This Kind Of Toilet In Japan. Wash Your Hands And Reuse The Water For Your Next Flush

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#7 Japan’s Manhole Covers Are Beautiful

Japan's Manhole Covers Are Beautiful

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#8 Most Japanese Schools Don’t Have Custodians. Instead, The Students Do The Cleaning Themselves As A Part Of Showing Gratitude To The School And Learning How To Become More Productive Members Of Society

Most Japanese Schools Don't Have Custodians. Instead, The Students Do The Cleaning Themselves As A Part Of Showing Gratitude To The School And Learning How To Become More Productive Members Of Society

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#9 The Note In Japanese Says, “I Accidentally Knocked Over Your Bike And Broke The Bell. I Am Very Sorry”

The Note In Japanese Says,

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#10 This Is How Smooth The Bullet Train Is In Japan

This Is How Smooth The Bullet Train Is In Japan

 


#11 I Dropped My Shopping Bag On The Streets Of Osaka And When I Went Back To Look For It Later That Day, Someone Had Placed It Next To A Tree Untouched

I Dropped My Shopping Bag On The Streets Of Osaka And When I Went Back To Look For It Later That Day, Someone Had Placed It Next To A Tree Untouched

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#12 Commuters In Tokyo Pushed A Train Car To Save A Woman Who Fell And Got Stuck Between The Car And The Platform

Commuters In Tokyo Pushed A Train Car To Save A Woman Who Fell And Got Stuck Between The Car And The Platform

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#13 Koi Fishes Even Live In Drainage Channels In Japan

Koi Fishes Even Live In Drainage Channels In Japan

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#14 Japanese Toilets Often Have A Button That Plays White Noise/Water Sounds So You Can Poop Without Other People Hearing Your Business

Japanese Toilets Often Have A Button That Plays White Noise/Water Sounds So You Can Poop Without Other People Hearing Your Business

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#15 Another Reason Why I Love Japan

Another Reason Why I Love Japan

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#16 In Trains You Can Rotate The Seats In Any Direction

In Trains You Can Rotate The Seats In Any Direction

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#17 Another Great Japanese Invention: Umbrella Lockers. So You Don’t Have To Carry Them Around Inside A Building And Nobody Takes Yours ‘Accidentally’

Another Great Japanese Invention: Umbrella Lockers. So You Don't Have To Carry Them Around Inside A Building And Nobody Takes Yours 'Accidentally'

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#18 This Toilet In Japan Has A System Of Occupied/Vacant Toilets Information

This Toilet In Japan Has A System Of Occupied/Vacant Toilets Information

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#19 Expectations Meet Reality In Japan

Expectations Meet Reality In Japan

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#20 This Japanese Gum I Have Came With Little Pieces Of Paper Inside For You To Spit Your Gum In To When You’re Finished With It

This Japanese Gum I Have Came With Little Pieces Of Paper Inside For You To Spit Your Gum In To When You’re Finished With It


#21 This Shopping Center In Japan Has Free Refrigerated Lockers For Your Perishables So You Can Keep Shopping After You Get Your Groceries

This Shopping Center In Japan Has Free Refrigerated Lockers For Your Perishables So You Can Keep Shopping After You Get Your Groceries

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#22 Photo I Took Of Tokyo Commuters Waiting For Their Train

Photo I Took Of Tokyo Commuters Waiting For Their Train

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#23 At Narita International Airport (Tokyo) They Give You Free Origami Instead Of Candy

At Narita International Airport (Tokyo) They Give You Free Origami Instead Of Candy

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#24 Japanese Being Japanese

Japanese Being Japanese

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#25 This Smartphone Wiper Dispenser In Japan

This Smartphone Wiper Dispenser In Japan

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#26 In Japan, Even The Deer Are Polite

In Japan, Even The Deer Are Polite

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#27 In Japan, The Ground Crew Bows And Waves Goodbye To The Departing Aircraft

In Japan, The Ground Crew Bows And Waves Goodbye To The Departing Aircraft

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#28 Ordered This From Japan And It Came With A Little Note And Origami Crane

Ordered This From Japan And It Came With A Little Note And Origami Crane

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#29 This Bedside Lamp At My Hotel In Japan Can Be Half Lit

This Bedside Lamp At My Hotel In Japan Can Be Half Lit

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#30 Japanese Airport Staff Sorted Luggages On The Belt By Their Colour

Japanese Airport Staff Sorted Luggages On The Belt By Their Colour

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#31 Toreiyu Tsubasa Train In Japan Is Equipped With Footbaths So You Can Enjoy A Relaxing Trip

Toreiyu Tsubasa Train In Japan Is Equipped With Footbaths So You Can Enjoy A Relaxing Trip

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#32 Children’s Seat On The Fujikyu Railway Line In Japan

Children's Seat On The Fujikyu Railway Line In Japan

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#33 Almost Everyone In Japan Reverse Parks

Almost Everyone In Japan Reverse Parks

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#34 Japanese Often Line Up For Buses, Trains, Restaurants Or Shops And Can Wait In Lines For Long Periods Of Time. Kids Learn How To Line Up As Early As Kindergarten As It Teaches Self-Discipline, Cooperation And Respect

Japanese Often Line Up For Buses, Trains, Restaurants Or Shops And Can Wait In Lines For Long Periods Of Time. Kids Learn How To Line Up As Early As Kindergarten As It Teaches Self-Discipline, Cooperation And Respect

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#35 Tokyo Train Company Tsukuba Express Apologized For 20-Second-Early Departure

Tokyo Train Company Tsukuba Express Apologized For 20-Second-Early Departure

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Monika Georgieva 4 days ago

Whaaat, wooow :O In my country the trains sometimes doesn’t come at all and nobody tells you why 😀

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#36 This Lift In Japan Has A Seat That Can Be Used As A Toilet In An Emergency

This Lift In Japan Has A Seat That Can Be Used As A Toilet In An Emergency

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#37 Restaurants In Japan Display Fake Food That Looks Just Like The Real One From The Menu

Restaurants In Japan Display Fake Food That Looks Just Like The Real One From The Menu

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#38 Japanese ATM’s Have Cane Holders Due To The Aging Population

Japanese ATM's Have Cane Holders Due To The Aging Population

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#39 There Are Over 300 Scramble Intersections In Japan Where You Can Cross A Street Diagonally

There Are Over 300 Scramble Intersections In Japan Where You Can Cross A Street Diagonally

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#40 At Some Tourist Spots In Japan There Are Stands To Hold Your Smartphone So You Can Take Good Selfies

At Some Tourist Spots In Japan There Are Stands To Hold Your Smartphone So You Can Take Good Selfies

#49 In Japan They Sell Square Watermelons To Fit Better In The Refrigerator

In Japan They Sell Square Watermelons To Fit Better In The Refrigerator

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#50 Toothpick At A Mall In Japan Had A Mint Coated Tip

Toothpick At A Mall In Japan Had A Mint Coated Tip

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#51 This Urinal In Japan Is A Video Game You Play With Your Pee

This Urinal In Japan Is A Video Game You Play With Your Pee

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#52 Only In Japan Would Someone Leave These Out While They Sleep

Only In Japan Would Someone Leave These Out While They Sleep

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#53 Designated Smoking Rooms On Trains In Japan

Designated Smoking Rooms On Trains In Japan

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#54 This Japanese Handrail Bends With The Steps

This Japanese Handrail Bends With The Steps

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