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10 Things The World Needs To Learn From Japan And Its People

10 Things The World Needs To Learn From Japan And Its People

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7 Things To Learn From Japan 🇯🇵

7 Things To Learn From Japan 🇯🇵

  1. A spirit of self-renewal
  2. Cleanliness
  3. Consideration towards other people
  4. Religious harmony
  5. Delicious food, no matter what
  6. No room for theft
  7. Lots and lots of masks

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1. A spirit of self-renewal

1. A spirit of self-renewal

  • Earthquakes, tidal waves, fires and volcanic eruptions have marred the history of Japan, with large scale destruction on each occurrence.
  • While most places in the world would never attempt rebuilding these structures, many ancient temples and shrines around Japan that were previously destroyed, have been rebuilt
  • Perhaps it is because of the age-old Buddhist belief that life must go on, and renewing one's self is the only way to survive

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2. Cleanliness

2. Cleanliness

  • Japan is undoubtedly clean, and littering and fines for it are completely unheard of.
  • But get this, there are no dustbins either.
  • No trash cans, as far as the eye can see, just recycle bins that are strictly for plastic bottles and soda cans that are bought from nearby vending machines.

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3.Consideration towards other people

3.Consideration towards other people

  • Travelling on the bullet train, many people stepping out of the seating area of the train compartment and standing near the doors to attend their phone calls.
  • Even on the metro, many people answer phone calls in hushed tones, promptly informing their callers that they are in transit and will call back as soon as they have the time. 

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4.Religious harmony

4.Religious harmony

  • Despite being the frontrunners of technology and coming up with innovative ideas, traditions and religion still influence the daily life of the Japanese.
  • Businessmen pay their respects at the shrines of deities while excited students buy good-luck charms and fortunes foretelling the future.

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5. Delicious food, no matter what

5. Delicious food, no matter what

  • Japanese food is often thought to be expensive due to items like sushi and sashimi that make use of fresh ingredients.
  • However, that is not true.
  • There are hole-in-the-wall establishments that are moderately priced with a limited menu and a homely atmosphere.
  • But what's even cheaper is convenience store food!
  • Convenience stores are mini supermarkets where fast-moving consumer goods are sold

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. No room for theft

. No room for theft

  • Despite the notorious existence of the Yakuza, Japan is quite a safe place, and petty crimes like pickpocketing and theft are virtually non-existent.
  • Primary school children are taught from an early age that if they do come across an object that doesn't belong to them, they should attempt to find the owner, or bring it to the nearest police station. 

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7.Lots and lots of masks

7.Lots and lots of masks

  • In public places, A lot of people wearing medical masks.
  • At first I thought it was strange and that they were a bunch of germaphobes (which is partly true).
  • But the broader reason for this is that the people wearing masks are unwell or have caught a nasty cold and do not wish to pass on their germs to their fellow commuters.
  • It's not because you stink.

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