Japanese Life Rules That Foreigners Do Not Understand

6You should not eat and walk

Japanese people respect their food to a level of worship. They find it very insulting if you walk while you eat. If you’re in Japan and want to try street food, it is advised to stand in one place till you’ve finished. Eating and walking will not result in anything but the people around you might get offended by it.

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7If you’re sick, wear a mask

If you’re in Japan and catch a cold, immediately wear a medical mask. People in Japan hate germs, they hate seeing people spreading it because it is common sense to them to wear a protective medical mask. They will get deeply offended if you walk around with a runny nose or cough a lot without a mask. You need to respect their traditions.

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8Small details mean a lot

Japanese people have so many traditions that you can tell a lot about a family by noticing the small details. For example, how a Japanese woman prepares tea for her husband will tell you how much she loves him. These are things only seen in Japanese culture and nowhere else in the world.

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9Honking in traffic is rude

Regardless of which country you live in if you’re stuck in traffic the usual and natural thing you will do is honk your horn. This does nothing to improve the traffic but helps a lot of people release stress from being stuck here. But, in Japan, this is taken to be a rude gesture by a person who does not understand how traffic works.

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10There are no trash cans in Tokyo

Since the beginning of the early 2000s, trash cans in Tokyo were being used as mines. They were in public places so terrorists used them to hide bombs in, which killed a lot of people. Today, you will not find any trash cans. There are places where people keep their trash and special services come and take it and clean up the area.

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