There are many things that pop into mind when the topic of Japan is brought up: food, technology, manga/anime, and also safety. Japan, overall, is a very safe country and the people are, usually, very respectful to personal belongings and security.
I’m just a bill
Yes, I’m only a bill
And, I’m sitting here on
Wrong kind of bill there.
Manner Mode is essentially the equivalent of silent mode in Japan. Here in Japan, before movies, on trains or buses, or before exams, you will hear announcements reminding patrons to keep their mobiles on “manner mode,” as to not disturb others. Continue reading
For the majority of people, studying abroad is seen as a sort of badge of honour; when someone finds out someone has managed to live “on their own” in a foreign country (especially if the native language is not their mother/primary language) they tend to suddenly have a higher opinion of them. Continue reading
Train etiquette in Japan truly should not be that difficult, yet things are never as easy as they should be. Every month, I tend see a group of foreigners, particularly tourists, who grandly screw up, such simple little things that tend to be common sense to most, bad enough to make me feel highly uncomfortable.
Train etiquette in Japan: the Do’s and Don’t of Riding a Train or Subway Continue reading