Japanese culture is absolutely incomparable to any in our Western world. Their deeply rooted politeness, precision, and dedication to work are rarely seen anywhere else. And though you might know Japan as a home to anime, sumo wrestlers, cherry blossoms and bullet trains, their ingenuity shows in many other aspects of their daily lives. Starting with extremely innovative toilets and vending machines filled with fresh farm eggs, to the unique system of Tokyo subway and drainage canals swarming with Koi fish. These are just a particle of the interesting facts about Japanese culture. Actually, there are so many that this one post couldn't fit them all.

Bored Panda has compiled some of the weirdest inventions, cultural practices and amazing facts about Japan that will make this country your go-to destination.

#1

Bus Drivers In Japan Were On Strike But Continued Driving Their Routes While Refusing To Take Fares From Passengers

Bus Drivers In Japan Were On Strike But Continued Driving Their Routes While Refusing To Take Fares From Passengers

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

I have double thoughts about it. Part of me, thinks this is awsome and effective, but the othe other part thinks that, if you don't make regular people uncomfortable too, you make less impact and the people might not want to support your cause because for them, the protest is only beneficial. If everyone's uncomfortable, everyone will be like "Oh, give them what they want, so this can f***ing end!" But then, again, not everyone is the same, and my appreciation for this kind of striking is prevailing. So, I praise these drivers.

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#2

Drink Cans Have Names Written In Braille On The Top

Drink Cans Have Names Written In Braille On The Top

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Richard
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3 years ago

Vote it up if you like it, 'cause blind people can't.

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#3

Japanese Fans Stayed Behind After The FIFA World Cup 2014 Match To Help Clean Up

Japanese Fans Stayed Behind After The FIFA World Cup 2014 Match To Help Clean Up

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

every blue bag filled should be a rewarded with a free ticket to the next match

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#4

There Are Baby Seats Attached To The Wall In Most Bathrooms

There Are Baby Seats Attached To The Wall In Most Bathrooms

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Nini Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

The bay is so cute..

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#5

I Recently Gave Birth In Japan. Here Is Some Of The Hospital Food I Ate

I Recently Gave Birth In Japan. Here Is Some Of The Hospital Food I Ate

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

you know what ya get in the UK? toast. I mean, it's damn good toast, but...

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#6

You Can Often Find This Kind Of Toilet In Japan. Wash Your Hands And Reuse The Water For Your Next Flush

You Can Often Find This Kind Of Toilet In Japan. Wash Your Hands And Reuse The Water For Your Next Flush

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Nini Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

We the current water scarcity this idea should be incorporated every where

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#7

Japan's Manhole Covers Are Beautiful

Japan's Manhole Covers Are Beautiful

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N G
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3 years ago

In My country, these would get stolen :/

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Most Japanese Schools Don't Have Custodians. Instead, The Students Do The Cleaning Themselves As A Part Of Showing Gratitude To The School And Learning How To Become More Productive Members Of Society

Most Japanese Schools Don't Have Custodians. Instead, The Students Do The Cleaning Themselves As A Part Of Showing Gratitude To The School And Learning How To Become More Productive Members Of Society

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Yuka Momoyo
Community Member
3 years ago

Japanese here...Every school do have custodians though...the students certainly don't clean the teachers' restrooms... and the custodian usually take care of the garden area too.

Peter Wallin
Community Member
3 years ago

We lived in Japan for 2 years and my kids went to school in a normal school there. This practice was really useful because it also taught responsibility, leadership and social cohesion. Nobody messed up anyone else's area because the group responsible for cleaning that area knew and would not be happy. Also, an older student was given responsibility for managing a group of younger students to ensure that everything was done properly. A bit of a sacrifice of jobs but a great teaching moment for the kids.

nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

This is common here in SEA as well, but student's don't have to clean that much - just the general area around the classroom.

Aaron Kara
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a part of the education system that I imagine contributes to a more collectivist society. I do think the west could learn from this a bit, I think the pressure from living in such a ruthlessly individualistic environment can be very stressful for some

Shashiprabha Dehipe
Community Member
3 years ago

This is true in Sri Lanka as well. Older students paint their own desks and chairs as well

Jim Lavine
Community Member
3 years ago

I can see this working to a point . I have a hard time picturing children running a floor polisher or cleaning a bathroom properly. Most schools have clean up things to do for students like after art class and cleaning the chalk board and brushes. Building maintenance is a full time job.

BoredDragonfly
Community Member
3 years ago

A copy of someone else on here who is Japanese and replied to another comment: "Japanese here...Every school do have custodians though...the students certainly don't clean the teachers' restrooms... and the custodian usually take care of the garden area too.". So yes, they still have janitors. But they do different tasks. I think this Japanese way is amazing! I follow a channel of a family who is partly Japanese and live in Japan. They did videos on how schools work. The things they do in classrooms and around them, of course go up when you get older.

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Harry Plopper
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3 years ago

Its not even just learning to be productive. Its teaching them to be more respectful of their school because then THEY are the ones cleaning it up

Shull GaRett
Community Member
3 years ago

This should be done everywhere... all the bubble gums and marker scribblings would be gone in no time... ;)

Eyeball
Community Member
3 years ago

Brilliant. That would make for way more productive members of society.

Lindsay
Community Member
3 years ago

I think this is done in most places in Asia. It was like this for my school, my cousins' schools, my parents, just about everyone I know.

Norman Anthony Naval
Community Member
3 years ago

My parents are operating a school here in The Philippines, I suggested this but the main problem is the parents.

spirit wolf
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahhh we did this everyday after school... fond memories.

spirit wolf
Community Member
3 years ago

And when we finished school and went back to boarding house we also worked an hour on various gardens in the grounds and endless amounts of crafts and cooking/baking on weekends. So thankful for it today.

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Henry J
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3 years ago

In China,students also do cleaning afterschol.

Deenz Azahar
Community Member
3 years ago

Even in Malaysia. We do this in every school.

Norman Anthony Naval
Community Member
3 years ago

My parents are operating a school, I suggested this to them. But the main problem is the parents disliking the idea because they say that they are paying for their child not to be a cleaner.

DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 years ago

Ugh, that's so bad mentality! These kids will never understand how to be humble and grateful. Thanks to their own parents. :/

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scrappyrat
Community Member
3 years ago

It also helps prevent the classist attitude many in the U.S. have about janitorial work/cleaning work in general. Sadly it's common for people to look at jobs in cleaning as "bad" jobs and the people who do this kind of work as having lower intelligence, education, etc. which is most often not the case in the slightest.

Harry Xing
Community Member
3 years ago

They are all Mexicans anyway not Americans!

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Linda Sample
Community Member
3 years ago

Makes pride and respect very early on

Therese Moreau
Community Member
3 years ago

They do have janitors but they does other needed stuff the students shouldn’t and clean while they are at class

Therese Moreau
Community Member
3 years ago

They have janitors but for other parts of the school

Kurt Beyer
Community Member
3 years ago

It's true that the students clean the schools, but the schools STILL have a custodian.

Nardo218 x
Community Member
3 years ago

They do have custodians who clean other areas of the school. But the students are responsible for keeping their classroom or other parts of the school they regularly use, like the halls they walk in, clean.

Roger Bird
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm only on #8 and it is difficult to think that these points/pictures were just cheery-picked and that Japan is just as messed up as the rest of the world.

ロニーハーシュ(mrロニー)
Community Member
3 years ago

in 30+ years i've never seen a school in any major population center without custodial staff, sorry

Paul Dixon
Community Member
3 years ago

Most of the time the kids do a very bad job of actually cleaning. They are kids after all. Cleaning the floor is more or less a quick sweep and a damp cloth. Lol. Most schools in Japan, especially juniors high and elementary, do have gardeners who are also janitors. Plus someone comes about once a week to properly clean the toilets (kids wipe the sinks and stock up). I've been teaching here for 8 years and have yet to see a mop and bucket, no vacuuming, no dusting etc - the desks are generally wiped down with a wet cloth (no cleaning agent or sanitizer - even they they spent all morning studying and touching god knows what and then are expected to eat at the desk). Teaching responsibility is fine, but this does very little.

Bindi Adams
Community Member
3 years ago

Very Steiner! Our kids had four bins in the room,and the class was rostered over the term to clean the room and empty the bins. Recycle, paper, rubbish and compost. Definitely a very good thing!

Bindi Adams
Community Member
3 years ago

This was high school too,bit just primary classes.

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Ingrid Tsai
Community Member
3 years ago

This doesn't only happen in Japan.

Emma Faunce
Community Member
3 years ago

My school did this but we were a small independent private school so they said it was to learn to be a member of the community but we couldn't afford a janitor

Marianela Chevalier
Community Member
3 years ago

Fantastic Idea!

Eujis
Community Member
3 years ago

Now that i think about it, it is also perfect for keeping children so worn out that they would cause less trouble. Our teachers were smart 😂

Stacey Pearce
Community Member
3 years ago

When in boarding school, we used to have to clean our boarding areas and sometimes the bathrooms and the rest of the areas.

Gary Wooley
Community Member
2 years ago

Also in Mexico

bpanther
Community Member
3 years ago

👏👏👏👏👏👏

Jan Seward
Community Member
3 years ago

I may be ready to move.

Tia Tea
Community Member
3 years ago

This is most asian countries btw.

James Oike
Community Member
3 years ago

Again, this shows how wise and honorable the Japanese people (society) are.

Rosemary McCutcheon
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree with this one - a good idea and a good way to teach children responsibility and respect of others property.

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
3 years ago

To build a nation that understand, realizes and show true repect for others it has to start early. These children will most likely never look down on a custodian or randomly debrise - ever.

LI De-chambers
Community Member
3 years ago

In the US kids shoot other kids 😅😅😅

SINisterEvo
Community Member
3 years ago

same as China

Therese Moreau
Community Member
3 years ago

They have janitors but it’s for other parts of the school

Bernadette Takahashi
Community Member
3 years ago

Love this idea but kids cannot do true cleaning they just need to believe that they are doing the heavy cleaning,as they get older you can add more deep cleaning,yes kids should be thankful they have a good education and want to keep their school clean.

James Grey
Community Member
3 years ago

My sister complains if her teacher asks them to take up the garbage they littered the class with. Why are the Japanese ahead of every curve??? Enough said...

Renaud Cizeron
Community Member
3 years ago

"Learning How To Become More Productive Members Of Society" Sigh... Capitalism and productivism at its highest perk...

Lucinda Rodriguez
Community Member
3 years ago

That is great because it show the kids to clean up and to keep the country clean

CbusResident
Community Member
3 years ago

Newt Gingrich said some yrs back, words to the affect: 'Maybe we should have kids here clean up their school, as in Japan.' He was accused of proposing the permanent lifetime enslavement of children into harsh janitorial labor. Look, I wouldn't vote for the guy for Pres or anything, but that point by itself wasn't so crazy now was it?

Rose House
Community Member
3 years ago

We did this when we were kids, I were born in HK where as a kid we had to help to sweep the floor every day there were two kids to conduct their duties every day, name were written on the blackboard also we have to sweep the blackboard as well, another duty was to help the teach to disturbed the home works to the classmates which I love the most as if I have the authority.

Wilna Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

This is really a good thing. Our kids are so spoilt and messy and they carry it into their adult life.

Mari Itoh
Community Member
3 years ago

C, you can still employ janitors to do the bigger halls and toilets and security officers to keep order in the school especially recent shootings in schools in US. But more important issue here is to teach young children to respect school and teachers. Change the society which produces so many people with 'no formal education' is the most pressing issue in the US, isn't it?

Eddie77
Community Member
3 years ago

Very well thought to teach the children from an early age order and cleanliness

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

The little boy waving is adorable. :-)

Saya Otonashi
Community Member
3 years ago

It also teaches respect and responsibility.

Mami Hashimoto
Community Member
3 years ago

I remember I had to do the cleaning after classes were over. It taught us how to clean after ourselves and how to work as a team at young age.

ReeRee Yarbrough
Community Member
3 years ago

I like that idea i taught all 4 of my children how to clean from age 2 as I was taught. also cooking lessons

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
3 years ago

Child labor at it's best.

Rodrigo Jesus
Community Member
3 years ago

Hope your dog dies

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Gay Abarbanell
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3 years ago

I am sure both concepts could be shared in a society with a consciousness.

Teri Wadding
Community Member
3 years ago

Not to mention if a kid got sick their parents would sue

Alina Ananyiva
Community Member
3 years ago

Hmm. In my schools they were making children clean the floor all the time. Just because everybody do it. Ukraine.

Maria Bumbac
Community Member
3 years ago

All other pictures were great but this one smells child abuse....why learn children to become more productive? They already format everybody enough that even when they are retired they want to work and believe they will degenerate and die if they dont. Let children play and dream if you want a beter society obe day. We all need time and peace to invest our dreams during childhood. DON'T STEAL THE CHILDHOOD TO YOUR CHILDREN ANY MORE!

Crouching_Penn_Hidden_Teller@yahoo.com
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3 years ago

you obviously were playing and dreaming instead of paying attention in English class.

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Bruce Staple
Community Member
3 years ago

The same in the Philippines

Vita Vitriaulfa
Community Member
3 years ago

I ❤ it !

William Wenzel
Community Member
3 years ago

American students lack real world knowledge, this would be a step towards correcting that short coming.

Ray Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

A pity the same "respect" does not extend as far as the whales and dolphins they kill every year.

Ray Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

Pity the same "respect" does not seem to apply to the whales and dolphins they kill every year.

Peggy McFarland Ward
Community Member
3 years ago

Wonderful tactics to instill in young students!

jevais
Community Member
3 years ago

Here in Switzerland kids are spoiled rotten. They don't get educated by the parents, through their garbage on the sidewalks, hit the teachers if they are brought to order, don't even try to speak correctly, don't play outdoors, are out into the wee hours of the night and so on.

Mindy Chin
Community Member
3 years ago

I went to a secondary school that required students to clean their classrooms, as well as designated areas around the compound like the labs, basketball courts, hallways, etc.).

Laily F. Noor
Community Member
3 years ago

Every student has schedule to do chores before and after classes...and they have to wear "indoor shoes" inside the school building

Rachel Citrino
Community Member
3 years ago

We did this in Catholic school: Turpentine and linseed oil on wood floors.

Alia Ris
Community Member
3 years ago

Ah. This probably an Asian thing. I did this too back in my school. I learn half of basic chores from my 1st grade teachers.

류은경
Community Member
3 years ago

It's good to know about good stuffs in Japan. But when i read your title, it feels like you're overpraising it. Although, this is not only happening in japan. It's common in Asia

Coco!
Community Member
3 years ago

And I thought cleaning my bedroom was too much... for 10 years

Diane Mackereth
Community Member
3 years ago

The children will respect the schools more, no graffiti because the children care.

Kizito
Community Member
3 years ago

As a kid growing up in Nigeria we had morning 'portions'. These are small sections given to us to sweep every morning before class. Most of those kids grew up and became corrupt politicians though.

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

in america that would be consider like child labor... 'Murica!!!

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

Same in here. But sometimes those students who ate the most noisy that day will be asked to stay and clean xD

stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

life skills.

Theresa Puglissi
Community Member
3 years ago

The parents in US would have A fit!

Leealyn Brandt
Community Member
3 years ago

Japan is a amazing

Suzzette Vassallo
Community Member
3 years ago

I work as a cafeteria manager in a poorer American elementary school (700 K-6th graders). Among several issues that reflect just how indulged our American school children (in general) are, you should see the cafeteria on an average day during & following lunch - it commonly resembles a food fight, in spite a the few (ineffectual) cafeteria monitors on duty. When asked why they do not pick up after themselves, some have arrogantly replied, "That's what you're here for". Most custodians ARE hired to do the cleaning, but is that an excuse for this sort of very common American behavior? Who appreciates someone making your already difficult (& low-paying) job harder & unpleasant, while treating you like they're doing you a favor?

Irene Walton
Community Member
3 years ago

Can you imagine if we asked our teens to do this? All hell would break loose

Renard Bansale
Community Member
3 years ago

I STILL wonder why the United States doesn't do this. Tsk, tsk... :/

Matilda Trutin
Community Member
3 years ago

priceless!!

Kiyomi Calwell
Community Member
3 years ago

Japanese schools have a janitor at each school. Their job is the maintenance of the buildings not cleaning.

류은경
Community Member
3 years ago

i don't think this happens only in japan. you're title seems like you're overpraising japan

SnowyLynx
Community Member
3 years ago

This is so nice and thoughtful, but it isn’t necessary since children already do chores and another work.

Blue Cicada
Community Member
3 years ago

Many many families do not require their children to do any chores.

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I dislike Brexit
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3 years ago

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In my class at least one person would die and many it would be a lot worse than before

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#9

The Note In Japanese Says, "I Accidentally Knocked Over Your Bike And Broke The Bell. I Am Very Sorry"

The Note In Japanese Says, "I Accidentally Knocked Over Your Bike And Broke The Bell. I Am Very Sorry"

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Potterhead Unicorn
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3 years ago

And this is why I plan to move to Japan.

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#10

This Is How Smooth The Bullet Train Is In Japan

This Is How Smooth The Bullet Train Is In Japan

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

I love their bullet trains! You'll barely feel it's already moving...

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#11

I Dropped My Shopping Bag On The Streets Of Osaka And When I Went Back To Look For It Later That Day, Someone Had Placed It Next To A Tree Untouched

I Dropped My Shopping Bag On The Streets Of Osaka And When I Went Back To Look For It Later That Day, Someone Had Placed It Next To A Tree Untouched

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

apparently there was once a time when this sort of honesty ruled the world?

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#12

Commuters In Tokyo Pushed A Train Car To Save A Woman Who Fell And Got Stuck Between The Car And The Platform

Commuters In Tokyo Pushed A Train Car To Save A Woman Who Fell And Got Stuck Between The Car And The Platform

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

power in numbers

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#13

Koi Fishes Even Live In Drainage Channels In Japan

Koi Fishes Even Live In Drainage Channels In Japan

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Shashiprabha Dehipe
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3 years ago

So clean that even fish can swim

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#14

Japanese Toilets Often Have A Button That Plays White Noise/Water Sounds So You Can Poop Without Other People Hearing Your Business

Japanese Toilets Often Have A Button That Plays White Noise/Water Sounds So You Can Poop Without Other People Hearing Your Business

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
3 years ago

First time I used this toilet I was slightly disconcerted by the accuracy of the water jet but pleasantly surprised by its effectiveness

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#15

Another Reason Why I Love Japan

Another Reason Why I Love Japan

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

And in escalators, they stay left (I think) if you'll just stand and if you'll walk you go right...

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#16

In Trains You Can Rotate The Seats In Any Direction

In Trains You Can Rotate The Seats In Any Direction

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Erin Smidt
Community Member
3 years ago

This is true in China as well. Makes for some great conversation time on long train rides!

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#17

Another Great Japanese Invention: Umbrella Lockers. So You Don't Have To Carry Them Around Inside A Building And Nobody Takes Yours 'Accidentally'

Another Great Japanese Invention: Umbrella Lockers. So You Don't Have To Carry Them Around Inside A Building And Nobody Takes Yours 'Accidentally'

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

why does snoop dogg need an umbrella? fo' drizzle.

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#18

This Toilet In Japan Has A System Of Occupied/Vacant Toilets Information

This Toilet In Japan Has A System Of Occupied/Vacant Toilets Information

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

thought it was tetris at first

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#19

Expectations Meet Reality In Japan

Expectations Meet Reality In Japan

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Nini Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

Finally somewhere it happened!

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#20

This Japanese Gum I Have Came With Little Pieces Of Paper Inside For You To Spit Your Gum In To When You’re Finished With It

This Japanese Gum I Have Came With Little Pieces Of Paper Inside For You To Spit Your Gum In To When You’re Finished With It

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SanchaTheSeeker
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3 years ago

Isn't it sticky note paper?

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#21

This Shopping Center In Japan Has Free Refrigerated Lockers For Your Perishables So You Can Keep Shopping After You Get Your Groceries

This Shopping Center In Japan Has Free Refrigerated Lockers For Your Perishables So You Can Keep Shopping After You Get Your Groceries

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My O My
Community Member
3 years ago

Cool 😉

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#22

At Narita International Airport (Tokyo) They Give You Free Origami Instead Of Candy

At Narita International Airport (Tokyo) They Give You Free Origami Instead Of Candy

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Giovanni
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3 years ago

They are cute but i hate the taste

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#23

Photo I Took Of Tokyo Commuters Waiting For Their Train

Photo I Took Of Tokyo Commuters Waiting For Their Train

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Sylvia van der Linden
Community Member
3 years ago

In the Dominican Republic people can wait patiently too. And if a pregnant woman appears, they let her go to the front immediately.

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#24

Japanese Being Japanese

Japanese Being Japanese

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Lemonsito
Community Member
3 years ago

Look how disciplined the Japanese dots are... and look at the others..haha

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#25

This Smartphone Wiper Dispenser In Japan

This Smartphone Wiper Dispenser In Japan

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
3 years ago

Okay, Japan is officially awesome. I'm moving there

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#26

In Japan, Even The Deer Are Polite

In Japan, Even The Deer Are Polite

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Eujis
Community Member
3 years ago

Most of these deers are extremely aggressive!!! They bit me all the way from a snack stand to the entrance of the temple. And bit me again when I'm not feeding them fast enough. I suffered so much trying to save some snacks for the little ones...

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#27

In Japan, The Ground Crew Bows And Waves Goodbye To The Departing Aircraft

In Japan, The Ground Crew Bows And Waves Goodbye To The Departing Aircraft

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

What I love about them is their sense of courtesy... When you are around a neighborhood and go down for a morning walk, neighbors will greet you a warm "Ohayo!" (Good morning!) It's very heartwarming..

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#28

Japanese Airport Staff Sorted Luggages On The Belt By Their Colour

Japanese Airport Staff Sorted Luggages On The Belt By Their Colour

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

In the US they get thrown onto a large heap... (just look at yesterday's video...)

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#29

This Bedside Lamp At My Hotel In Japan Can Be Half Lit

This Bedside Lamp At My Hotel In Japan Can Be Half Lit

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LOttawa
Community Member
3 years ago

I've seen this in other countries also ☺

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#30

Ordered This From Japan And It Came With A Little Note And Origami Crane

Ordered This From Japan And It Came With A Little Note And Origami Crane

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Nini Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

What is the meaning of tomodachi?

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#31

Children's Seat On The Fujikyu Railway Line In Japan

Children's Seat On The Fujikyu Railway Line In Japan

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

That's so cool!

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#32

Toreiyu Tsubasa Train In Japan Is Equipped With Footbaths So You Can Enjoy A Relaxing Trip

Toreiyu Tsubasa Train In Japan Is Equipped With Footbaths So You Can Enjoy A Relaxing Trip

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

Now this is taking things to much exceptional level.

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#33

Japanese Often Line Up For Buses, Trains, Restaurants Or Shops And Can Wait In Lines For Long Periods Of Time. Kids Learn How To Line Up As Early As Kindergarten As It Teaches Self-Discipline, Cooperation And Respect

Japanese Often Line Up For Buses, Trains, Restaurants Or Shops And Can Wait In Lines For Long Periods Of Time. Kids Learn How To Line Up As Early As Kindergarten As It Teaches Self-Discipline, Cooperation And Respect

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
3 years ago

"Kids Learn How To Line Up " Try it in my country and parents would lynch the teacher who restricted the freedom of their little psychopaths!

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#34

Almost Everyone In Japan Reverse Parks

Almost Everyone In Japan Reverse Parks

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nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

yes they do. almost everyone even managed to park very neatly and as closely together as possible too. I wonder how hard it was to gain a driver's license there, bc I sure as heck won't ever passed them if I took it.

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#35

Tokyo Train Company Tsukuba Express Apologized For 20-Second-Early Departure

Tokyo Train Company Tsukuba Express Apologized For 20-Second-Early Departure

Tsukuba Express , LERK Report

Monika Georgieva
Community Member
3 years ago

Whaaat, wooow :O In my country the trains sometimes doesn't come at all and nobody tells you why :D

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#36

This Lift In Japan Has A Seat That Can Be Used As A Toilet In An Emergency

This Lift In Japan Has A Seat That Can Be Used As A Toilet In An Emergency

matt_777 Report

Happiness is Hippo
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm more impressed with the deodorant, so even if you're stuck in the lift for hours, you don't need to worry about the embarrassment of getting stinky : )

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#37

Restaurants In Japan Display Fake Food That Looks Just Like The Real One From The Menu

Restaurants In Japan Display Fake Food That Looks Just Like The Real One From The Menu

Matthew Yau Report

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

When I was a kid I always thought they were the real thing...

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#38

Japanese ATM's Have Cane Holders Due To The Aging Population

Japanese ATM's Have Cane Holders Due To The Aging Population

IntelWarrior Report

PyroarRanger
Community Member
3 years ago

That's awesome

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#39

There Are Over 300 Scramble Intersections In Japan Where You Can Cross A Street Diagonally

There Are Over 300 Scramble Intersections In Japan Where You Can Cross A Street Diagonally

bolubantat Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

That was also at the intersection at my university entrance (HUFS, Seoul). So cool! ♥

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#40

At Some Tourist Spots In Japan There Are Stands To Hold Your Smartphone So You Can Take Good Selfies

At Some Tourist Spots In Japan There Are Stands To Hold Your Smartphone So You Can Take Good Selfies

WhaleMeatFantasy Report

Nini Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

I'll be in the constant fear of it getting snatched.. something that may not happen in Japan but still.

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#41

Japanese Hotel Apologies For One Minute Internet Stoppage At 4am

Japanese Hotel Apologies For One Minute Internet Stoppage At 4am

amesco Report

Mikleo
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm curious how many people would even have noticed the interruption.

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#42

The Elevators In My Office Building Have An Umbrella Sign That Lights Up If It's Raining Outside (Osaka, Japan)

The Elevators In My Office Building Have An Umbrella Sign That Lights Up If It's Raining Outside (Osaka, Japan)

eigosensei Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

The building where my office is at, like most office buildings in the world, does not have a sign like that. Yesterday, had the lift had this sign, it could have spared me the trip back to the 18th floor to take my umbrella.

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#43

This Hospital In Japan Offers Glasses With Different Prescriptions For Filling Out Forms

This Hospital In Japan Offers Glasses With Different Prescriptions For Filling Out Forms

Rasonic Report

mbergen
Community Member
3 years ago

I just started needing reading glasses and still don't carry a pair with me (lazy or vain, you pick). This would save a lot of embarrassment (and squinting lol)

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#44

This Japanese Taxi Has A Button To Request Slower Speeds

This Japanese Taxi Has A Button To Request Slower Speeds

petro26 Report

Sandra Josefine Langvatznes
Community Member
3 years ago

"Turtle taxi" xD

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#45

In Japan, You Not Only Have To Take Your Shoes Off And Change Them To Slippers At The Entrance, But Also Use Different Slippers When You Go To The Bathroom

In Japan, You Not Only Have To Take Your Shoes Off And Change Them To Slippers At The Entrance, But Also Use Different Slippers When You Go To The Bathroom

nn.naru.uu Report

nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought this was the common norm... at least in the few countries in SEA I've been to

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#46

A Vending Machine Selling Farm Fresh Eggs In Japan

A Vending Machine Selling Farm Fresh Eggs In Japan

KTerrestrial Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

Same in France

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#47

Everybody Lines Up Their Carts Nicely At The Food Court In Costco In Japan

Everybody Lines Up Their Carts Nicely At The Food Court In Costco In Japan

RegionFree Report

UniversalMel
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel cheated out of living in America.... Most stores are like hell

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#48

These Fitting Room Instructions In Japan. Cover Your Face To Prevent Makeup From Getting On The Garment

These Fitting Room Instructions In Japan. Cover Your Face To Prevent Makeup From Getting On The Garment