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What are some things in Japanese culture that you prefer to your own?

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Posted 1/9/18 , edited 1/9/18

dulun18 wrote:

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




idk how secure you are if one of your neighbors across the ocean is a crazy fat guy who shoots rockets over your head
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Separate space for toilet and bath.
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Japanese customer service. They always have a smile, respectful and bend over backwards to help you.

People respect their living space. Even in a city big city like Tokyo you'll notice how very clean it is, even around old buildings. I rarely see trash on the ground. Where I live I see trash on the side of the street everywhere. People here are gross and can't be bothered to find a trash can I guess.

Puritan values are still very relevant in American's culture. Things like being naked is viewed as shameful. So taking a shower or bath alone is common place. In Japan it's totally acceptable for family members and even friends of the same sex to take baths or be naked around each other. Even drinking culture in Japan is looked upon as a normal thing adults do, while here it's still viewed as an unhealthy lifestyle.

We take our shoes off in the house. It's gotten to the point where I get annoyed if someone comes in my home without taking them off. My mom & dad do this all the time and it's a pet peeve.
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Posted 1/10/18 , edited 1/10/18
If you're from the us you would be surprised

edit: fixed your to you're
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idk how secure you are if one of your neighbors across the ocean is a crazy fat guy who shoots rockets over your head


call me when one of the missiles strikes any part of Japan.
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Discipline, respect, "We" of "I" mentality.

I live in a country where discipline is kinda absent and where crab mentality is a thing.
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zangeif123 wrote:
Japanese customer service. They always have a smile, respectful and bend over backwards to help you.


from what i recall, someone on Youtube had rdered goods in Japan online, but they came 1 day or so late.
the company sent a written apology as well as a few gifts as compensation for being late.

there's a Japanese expression that says お客様は神様です, which literally means "customers are gods".
in the west, we say that customers are always right, but in Japan, they are not only right, you should treat them as though you'd treat a god.
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zangeif123 wrote:
Japanese customer service. They always have a smile, respectful and bend over backwards to help you.


from what i recall, someone on Youtube had rdered goods in Japan online, but they came 1 day or so late.
the company sent a written apology as well as a few gifts as compensation for being late.

there's a Japanese expression that says お客様は神様です, which literally means "customers are gods".
in the west, we say that customers are always right, but in Japan, they are not only right, you should treat them as though you'd treat a god.


I have to agree with this like 200%! Sometimes the customer service is so good to the point that i feel bad lol. Like I was buying a drink at a 711 in Tokyo and the bottle of tea tipped over in the bag (which is pretty much an unavoidable situation) and the clerk said "sumimasen" and gave me a small bow.
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Posted 2/2/18 , edited 2/2/18
Based on the anime's I've watched, I think it is marvelous that it is perfectly ok for parents to disappear for parts unknown for months at a time, leaving their 14 year olds in charge of the family.
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Posted 2/2/18 , edited 2/3/18
Lack of political correctness and feminism. People being polite. People having honour and national pride. Not laying down and submitting and losing their culture.
I may have posted that already but eh.
Posted 2/2/18 , edited 2/3/18
The food, esp. sushi
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Posted 2/3/18 , edited 2/4/18
Making clean the classrooms at the end of school. So many valuable life lessons. And knowing how to clean is a surprisingly useful skill.


Most of the above.
It should be noted that some of what's said is only because of the general mentality. Customer service being as good as it is is only really possible because the customers aren't assholes, which is liable to be the case a decent amount of the time in the U.S.
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