5+3+1 Check This Out If You Want to Live in Japan!: Strange Customs + Helpful Tips + Warning
Here is a list of 9 things specific to Japanese culture and are considered unique from other countries. This article is not to say, “Act this way if you come to Japan!”, but rather it should make you laugh and say, “really? what’s that?!”. We would be more than happy if any of these points are helpful and can be adapted.
1. Bowing Even Over the Phone
If you are in Japan and are even bowing to the person you are talking to over the phone, you may be giving those around you a good impression!
2. Warikan (Going Dutch)
3. Nodding Off with Unguarded Valuables
4. Don’t Mind Miniskirts
Women really like wearing miniskirts as a part of their style. What’s strange is that they are fine with their underwear almost showing on stairs or on bikes but they are abnormally embarrassed when their bra strap is showing, lol.
5. A Gift Called Oseibo
Oseibo is given as a sign of appreciation for the entire year. It is customary to deliver them around mid December to before Christmas time and they are often sent to bosses at work or to business partners. A similar gift sent during the summer time is called ochugen.
Specialty foods from regional areas that cannot be eaten regularly are really appreciated. (At the very bottom of the article)
→ Selected 5+3: Additions That Make Japanese Want to Eat Rice
6. Unten Daiko (Driving Agent)
In such a case, use a driving agent service. They will drive your car on your behalf and take both you and the car to your destination. It is an evolved version of a taxi.
7. Newspaper Delivery on a Rainy Day
8. ID Photos
It should be helpful when you have a job interview in Japan. It’s OK, just think of it like a Purikura.
Purikura Article: “Purikura” Print Club, the fabulizer
Mold appears at once on the back of the futon, so be sure to fold the futon. Futon’s are meant to be folded.
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