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cell phones are steady to make importance, some kids just can't seem to put them down and get "sick" because of it.


Keep in mind that most females (teenage or adult) tend to be so obsessed with their cell phones in Japan that manufacturers make more waterproof phones in Japan than anywhere in the world.
In other words, the East has a long history of obsession with mobile phones (keitai), as they were one of the first countries that had full 3G throughout the country and adults/teenagers alike used email as a communication platform until messengers became more prominent.

As for something I prefer in Japanese culture over my own: shoe etiquette.
Taking off your shoes as you enter, putting on slippers or walking in socks, unique slippers for the bathroom (to avoid contaminating the rest of the house), and so on.
I do this in my house (provide slippers of various sizes at the door, different slippers for bathroom use) but it would be nice if this were done everywhere.
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Their cultural collectivism (as well as cultural homogeneity, as the two go hand-in-hand) as opposed to rugged individualism. That's pretty much the real reason why there is no crime in Japan.
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The flourishing street markets, I suppose, like Nishiki Market and the Heiwa Dori shopping street. I just don't really see that in the US, though such things are popular elsewhere in the world.
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octorockandroll wrote:
As someone who's known people who have worked at CN and Nickelodeon, that's not the lowest par.


maybe. but given the amount of work expected with almost no time off, it makes you wonder, how the anime industry is even aafloat


That's less a problem with how Japan treats its artists and more a problem with how it treats its entire workforce.
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General disdain for feminism. Actually Feminine women. A sense of shame as part of their morality. Valuing loyalty.
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Nothing. Being yourself or being a unique individual is frowned upon over there which is why the suicide rate is so high.
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the "leaving your shoes at the door" thing. Easier to clean the floors that way.

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the "leaving your shoes at the door" thing. Easier to clean the floors that way.

this is custom / unspoken rule that may not be limited to asian countries - leaving the shoes at the entrance prevents dirt and dust from the shoes from staining the floor (imagine stepping into mud water, and then walking all over one's house with that dirty shoes)
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The shoes at the door is pretty nice. I also like their general disdain for littering.
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Our language is pretty elegant so the swearing is more cavier.


sabrinapaulinor wrote:

the "leaving your shoes at the door" thing. Easier to clean the floors that way.



I would say this but my culture does this too. So there's nothing really.
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qwueri wrote:

The shoes at the door is pretty nice. I also like their general disdain for littering.


from what i heard, streets in Japan are very clean. i remember watching on Tokyo news that elementary children were on a school trip to pick up trash on a local park, and of course, they are also responsible for keeping their own classes clean.

in US, meenwhile, the streets are littered everywhere. people here throw the trash anywhere and everywhere imaginable.
they'll litter the street / grass even if there's a trash can literally 2 meters away from them.
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-A Kotatsu.
-this electric toilet seems pretty cool too: http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/toto-on-japan/index.html

In all seriousness, I would say the shoe etiquette, but we do that where I live (well, a lot of people I know, anyway) so I guess how clean the place is.
Also flower viewing/ hanami(花見) seems like a really cool custom!
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security-- I guess there's major benefit of being in the middle of the ocean with no neighbors


I would like to own a house like this surrounded by green without having to set up 6' wall, security lights and cameras, guard dogs, alarm system, guns, etc.. I want my own little farm house for my chickens and plenty of space for my dogs + a small garage for me to work on my cars


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namealreadytaken wrote:


qwueri wrote:

The shoes at the door is pretty nice. I also like their general disdain for littering.


from what i heard, streets in Japan are very clean. i remember watching on Tokyo news that elementary children were on a school trip to pick up trash on a local park, and of course, they are also responsible for keeping their own classes clean.

in US, meenwhile, the streets are littered everywhere. people here throw the trash anywhere and everywhere imaginable.
they'll litter the street / grass even if there's a trash can literally 2 meters away from them.
I remeber wandering around Shibuya in the morning, literally looked like a trash-nado had hit the area. But on the whole its generally alot cleaner.

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I like how they have self pride. The politeness. The lack of 3rd wave feminism, lack of over immigration, lack of the cancer that is political correctness.
How safe it seems over there.
Things like that.

Of course no where is perfect. I mean they smoke everywhere there, they dont let non Japanese people into a lot of places, they still do black face, etc.
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