Characteristics of Japanese people

This site’s purpose is give foreigners tip what Japan is like and how you can feel more comfortable in Japan. Then, I think it is important to know what Japanese think or feel about foreigners. It might help you to understand more and create nicer relationship with us Japanese. 1. We are shy Not everyone. Of course there are people who are not shy at all. But, most of Japanese are shy about speaking English and communicating with foreigners. We think we have to speak English when we talk with foreigners. People in other countries might think they can use Japanese when they talk to us Japanese. Japanese, though, feel bad when we cannot explai…

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Japanese Rule -better to know-

Not only lifestyles but rules are different in every country. In this article, I want to introduce some of Japanese rules for foreigners already living in Japan and those who are planning to visit Japan. If you know these already and execute them naturally, maybe you are not even a foreigner. 1. Smoking Less people are smoking nowadays and smoking area is being more and more restricted too. Maybe it is the same in your country. In Japan, smoking on the street is prohibited. You can smoke only at specific location for smoking. If you smoke on the street, you might be charged \50,000 (about US$500) in some municipalities. Talking about smokin…

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What is amazing(weird) in Japan

<< Previous Page 6. Capsule hotels Some foreigners get surprised to see these hotels in Japan and say they want to try. In fact, I had some foreigner friends who exactly said that. Describing what capsule hotels are like, they are regarded as furniture in Japanese law. Usually, light, small TV or radio is attached in the space. The space is as big as only one person can fit. Because it is regarded as furniture, you cannot lock the door of your area and there is sometimes not even door and there is only curtain for your space to shut out outside. Because of this, you can hear people walking in the hallway and snoring if anyone. There is …

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