Japan, a country made from an archipelago off the coast of East Asia, is well-known for its unique and proud culture. The Japan culture may seem quirky to some, but this vibrant and prosperous nation can certainly teach others a thing or two about innovation, imagination, family values, and respect for others. These Japan facts seem so far from the Western culture we're used to that some of their traditions might seem exotic to us.

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a follow-up list of the weird and wonderful Japanese culture practices that make them just so Japanese. You can find part 1 of the amazing facts here, and if these posts don't make you want to explore Japan tourism immediately then there's always the gorgeous scenery, delicious food, fascinating history, skiing and more!

Scroll down below to check out the list full of interesting facts for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

Japanese Team Leaves A Spotless Locker Room With A "Thank You" Note In Russian Despite Their Heartbreaking 2-3 Defeat To Belgium

Japanese Team Leaves A Spotless Locker Room With A "Thank You" Note In Russian Despite Their Heartbreaking 2-3 Defeat To Belgium

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Iris Jans
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2 years ago

Great team on and off the field, eternal respect from this belgian!

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#2

This Hand-Written Letter I Received From A Mail Order Off Amazon

This Hand-Written Letter I Received From A Mail Order Off Amazon

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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
2 years ago

Tomodachi (ともだち)means friend

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#3

This Fountain In Kanazawa, Japan Displays The Time

This Fountain In Kanazawa, Japan Displays The Time

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Well that's pretty damn cool

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#4

A Hotel In Tokyo Has A Reception Desk That Is Run By Robot Dinosaurs

A Hotel In Tokyo Has A Reception Desk That Is Run By Robot Dinosaurs

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nanashi
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

plus points if the dinosaurs made noises as you confirmed your details. (also, Hen na Hotel = weird hotel lol)

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#5

Most Organized Luggage Pickup You’ll Ever See. All Upright With Handle Facing Outward For Easy Pickup

Most Organized Luggage Pickup You’ll Ever See. All Upright With Handle Facing Outward For Easy Pickup

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Steelz
Community Member
2 years ago

Now this is what they mean when they say "Exceptional Customer Service"

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#6

Rice Paddy Art Is An Art Form Originating In Japan Where People Plant Rice Of Various Types And Colors To Create Images In A Paddy Field

Rice Paddy Art Is An Art Form Originating In Japan Where People Plant Rice Of Various Types And Colors To Create Images In A Paddy Field

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 years ago

I wouldn't even be able to draw on a sheet of paper what these artists can design with crops... this is impressive

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#7

Went In To A Police Booth In Tokyo To Get Directions To A Place 3 Blocks Away, The Officer Made Me A Detailed Handdrawn Map To Make Sure I Find It... Just Wow!

Went In To A Police Booth In Tokyo To Get Directions To A Place 3 Blocks Away, The Officer Made Me A Detailed Handdrawn Map To Make Sure I Find It... Just Wow!

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

When I arrived in japan the cops where so helpful when I asked, took me all the way to my Airbnb and made sure I got in OK...I honestly dont think there's much for them to do in japan! XD

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#8

This Sign In Japan Shows The Proper Seating Etiquette

This Sign In Japan Shows The Proper Seating Etiquette

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

Stickers like this one should be spread worldwide in public transport

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#9

In Japan, Beginner Drivers Use A Shoshinsha Mark - Green And Yellow V-Shaped Symbol That New Drivers In Japan Must Display On Their Cars For One Year After They Obtain A Standard Driver's License. There Is Also A Fukushi Mark Used To Denote Elderly Drivers

In Japan, Beginner Drivers Use A Shoshinsha Mark - Green And Yellow V-Shaped Symbol That New Drivers In Japan Must Display On Their Cars For One Year After They Obtain A Standard Driver's License. There Is Also A Fukushi Mark Used To Denote Elderly Drivers

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MBZ MetalsmithArtist
Community Member
2 years ago

This is such a good idea- gives context to why someone might be driving too slow or making rookie mistakes. If I saw an informational sticker like these I'd definitely give them wider berth

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#10

Unattended Grocery Store. Just Pick What You Want And Leave The Money In The Jar

Unattended Grocery Store. Just Pick What You Want And Leave The Money In The Jar

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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago

Even throughout the devastating tsunami, the Japanese politely stood in line to pay for what they needed from shelves that were rapidly emptying, bought only what they needed, never looted any empty stores and even left money behind for items they needed/took. What an impressive culture.

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#11

Flight Delayed In Japan. Airline Employees Bow To The Passengers To Apologise

Flight Delayed In Japan. Airline Employees Bow To The Passengers To Apologise

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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago

All aspects of their public facing businesses own up to this level of customer service. Others may mock them, but I appreciate their recognition for services paid but not rendered.

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#12

Sticker That Was On My Package From Japan

Sticker That Was On My Package From Japan

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 years ago

I like this one

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#13

This Tank Style Stairs Dolly In Japan

This Tank Style Stairs Dolly In Japan

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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Ok. Wow, this is cool. Handy engineering.

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#14

The Fire Escape For This Building Is A Slide

The Fire Escape For This Building Is A Slide

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
2 years ago

Weeeeeeee!

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#15

The Japanese Ebay Seller I Bought This PS3 Game From Also Sent Me A Japanese Tea Bag With It

The Japanese Ebay Seller I Bought This PS3 Game From Also Sent Me A Japanese Tea Bag With It

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the little things that count :)

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#16

A Tiny Pocket In The Back Of Train Seat To Put Your Train Ticket In So When The Conductor Comes Round He Just Checks It Without Waking You Up

A Tiny Pocket In The Back Of Train Seat To Put Your Train Ticket In So When The Conductor Comes Round He Just Checks It Without Waking You Up

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WillemPenn
Community Member
2 years ago

Very cool, but this is not uniquely Japanese. SEPTA and NJT had ticket holders on their seats when I lived in Philly in the 90's.

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#17

Japan’s Highest Bridge’s Height Is Compared To Godzilla

Japan’s Highest Bridge’s Height Is Compared To Godzilla

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
2 years ago

Gojira!

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#18

The Seat Pattern On The Train In Japan Tells You Where Priority Seating Is

The Seat Pattern On The Train In Japan Tells You Where Priority Seating Is

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chris a
Community Member
2 years ago

This is one the selling points when I describe Japan to people. When me and my gf went we were so impressed, regardless of how full the train is we almost never saw someone sitting here unless they were elderly or a mother. It was amazing how respectful they are even when it doesn't directly benefit anyone at the time.

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#19

Bus Driver Holding An Umbrella So That You Don’t Get Wet While Opening Yours

Bus Driver Holding An Umbrella So That You Don’t Get Wet While Opening Yours

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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago

This doesn't look like a typical bus. Looks more like a tour bus driver or a guide letting out the guests.

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#20

Real-Life Mario Kart Racing In Tokyo Traffic

Real-Life Mario Kart Racing In Tokyo Traffic

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Jill
Community Member
2 years ago

I did this this past December and it was so much fun. I can definitely recommend it for people. The costumes are included and you get a really unique view of Tokyo. Not to mention when you drive by everyone smiles!

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#21

Sheet Of Paper That Japanese Trains Give To Riders To Excuse Their Tardiness At Work. It Indicates The Date And How Late The Train Was

Sheet Of Paper That Japanese Trains Give To Riders To Excuse Their Tardiness At Work. It Indicates The Date And How Late The Train Was

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Shef
Community Member
2 years ago

We need this in Seattle. King County Metro sucks.

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#22

Japan Is A Rapidly Ageing Population And Is Running Out Of Workers To Take Care For Elders. They Are Solving This Problem With Robots. One Of Them - Robear - Is Able To Lift A Parson And Transfer Him To A Wheelchair Or Help To Get To A Bathroom

Japan Is A Rapidly Ageing Population And Is Running Out Of Workers To Take Care For Elders. They Are Solving This Problem With Robots. One Of Them - Robear - Is Able To Lift A Parson And Transfer Him To A Wheelchair Or Help To Get To A Bathroom

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Alexandra Davis
Community Member
2 years ago

I need to move to Japan! They look after the disabled so well

Bernice Wittwer
Community Member
2 years ago

Another awesome thing is they do it with a great attitude! People here don’t treat you like you’re inconveniencing them when you need them to simply do their job.

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

Just parsons? Or can it lift vicars too?

Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

Hahahaha

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Jaguarundi
Community Member
2 years ago

Too many caregivers, nursing staff and patients are injured during a manual lift. We NEED these in every hospital and nursing center!

CbusResident
Community Member
2 years ago

Incredibly advanced robotics put in the form of a ridiculously cute character - that's Japan in a nutshell.

Terry Fowler
Community Member
2 years ago

That doesn't look like a parson to me, more like a maiden (:o))

Arran Walker
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, I noticed that, too. Terrible typo....

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RidingMyPetKangarooToWork
Community Member
2 years ago

This is desperately needed in Australia. Care takers in retirement/nursing homes are often caught being abusive and negligent, and sometimes murder the elderly. My 85 year old grandmother refuses to go to one because she doesn't want to die

Jef Bateman
Community Member
2 years ago

The most remarkable thing about this picture is not that a robot is taking care of elders, but how young their elders look!

Elizabeth
Community Member
2 years ago

even if there are enough workers this is a wonderful idea to save workers from getting injuries

Evelyn L
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww, the robot has such a cute face! <3

PandaMan
Community Member
2 years ago

You want a bear to take care of you? Why not a shark? I'd go with Pikachu!

A Dyke From The Dreamworld
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, how cute! This kinda makes me want to get old and have that cutie help me, but then again I like being young. But still, BEARS!!!!

LazyPanda
Community Member
2 years ago

Robear is very cute and helpful

Me
Community Member
2 years ago

Everytime I read about people cared for by robots I hope that doesn't mean there is no personal contact to people.. No robot could give warm, comforting conversation

Elizabeth
Community Member
2 years ago

this one looks like it needs to be controlled by a person right there, it just saves them from having to be strong enough to lift you. it may not be as comfortable as being lifted by a real human but it prevents tons of injuries

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Wyndmere
Community Member
6 months ago

Can Robear lift the elderly who did not serve as parsons during their working years?

weatherwitch
Community Member
2 years ago

It's brilliant but as a disabled lady myself, you do need human interaction too. Many days a week the only people I will see will be the carers and perhaps my postman. Human interaction face to face is vital for wellbeing too 😊

Craig Wright
Community Member
2 years ago

What if you're not a Man of the Cloth?

Craig Wright
Community Member
2 years ago

What if you're not a parson, or any man of the cloth?

MsChloe
Community Member
2 years ago

As a person who used to work in home health care, I can't tell you how important it is to both parties to have this as a lift. It is safer for the patient and even more so for the caregiver since it is the caregiver who can ruin her/his back doing such lifting. I wish they had had these robots back in my day. I still have back problems because of lifting people.

Puppiesarepeopletoo
Community Member
2 years ago

*person

Pam Falcioni
Community Member
2 years ago

This is an excellent idea, not only because it decreases the amount of human caretakers needed, but because many caretakers are injured due to lifting/moving wheelchair bound patients.

Christine Tafralian
Community Member
2 years ago

What if they're not a parson and only a person?

Mel Clark
Community Member
9 months ago

I need one of these

Vivi
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh my god this is adorable!

Joe Dempsey, Sr.
Community Member
2 years ago

Adorable!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago

I am not sure whether to up - or downvote this. If they are used to lift and such, then yes, but not to replace human contact.

Arran Walker
Community Member
2 years ago

How often does a “parson” need to be lifted? (Bad typo!)

Barbara Cochrane
Community Member
2 years ago

Next they will have the “floaty” chairs! 😂

Annamay
Community Member
2 years ago

I want one of these!

Linda Brown
Community Member
2 years ago

Sounds great. They do take great said of their seniors

Michelle Line
Community Member
2 years ago

A Japanese version of Baymax.

Gelo
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep. They care about elderly so much like they care about their culture.

Eileen Kimbrough
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice!

David Wong
Community Member
2 years ago

Then there are Roman+tech.

Ellis
Community Member
2 years ago

Cool invention! Creepy bear thing though

Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
2 years ago

Anybody need a job? Lol

Hello please don't judge
Community Member
2 years ago

I know this sounds like robots taking over jobs and yes they will but in the future, it will be like the second renaissance opening many more careers as well!

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#23

Anti-Bacterial Handrails In Tokyo Metro Escalator

Anti-Bacterial Handrails In Tokyo Metro Escalator

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snoozy womble
Community Member
2 years ago

can we get this everywhere please?

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#24

This Coffee Shop In Tokyo Clearly Marks Each Customers Space At The Counter

This Coffee Shop In Tokyo Clearly Marks Each Customers Space At The Counter

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Patricia Ross
Community Member
2 years ago

In America we would pretend not to see the white lines.

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#25

What Happens When A Train Ticket Machine Runs Out Of Change In Tokyo

What Happens When A Train Ticket Machine Runs Out Of Change In Tokyo

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

AAAAAGH! It's alive!

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