Facts about Japan, which proved to be true
Japan is famous for? Safety, courtesy, conservative ... And yet - sushi, sumo and green tea. Nothing is forgotten?
About Japan, there's a lot of myths and legends, but the most amazing - the most outlandish are often true!
1. The trains are never late.
Train, subway and buses in Japan go on chotkomu schedule in which time is given to the nearest second. They are never late. If suddenly there is some extraordinary event (eg, a power failure or delay is due to an accident), the railroad sends all passengers letter of apology, which can be present in the workplace.
2. The Japanese love to queue.
The Japanese can not stand in a queue: at the bus stop, to some attractions or popular restaurants. The more turn before a shop or cafe, the more people it becomes: it is a kind of quality mark. Many establishments specifically carry out actions (such as the sale of a limited quantity of goods) to create a queue.
3. Separate collection of waste - a science.
Separate waste collection in Japan - it is so complex system that in each city are given special instructions. All waste is divided into combustible and non-combustible; Different types of containers disposed of separately; books, magazines and cardboard are taken on certain days; etc.
4. People are sleeping in trains.
The Japanese have a lot of work and constantly enough sleep. Therefore, sleeping on the train on the way to work or home - it is a common thing. Even in the subway seats equipped with airbags, and heated in the winter.
5. The Japanese really eat sushi!
Sushi - really common Japanese food, but not a restaurant. It's street food - as we have patties or hotdogs. Therefore, any heaped with a pile of colorful sushi ingredients - American fiction; traditional Japanese sushi is very simple and certainly not include avocados!
6. People often wear masks in public places.
Every Japanese has a surgical mask - they are sold at every step. Wear them everywhere: in the winter - not to catch in the summer and in the spring - to protect against dust and pollen. Recently, it has become a fashion among young people.
7. throughout Japan are vending machines.
From central Tokyo to the most distant fishing village, among the fields and woods - there is no place in Japan, where it had not stood a drinks vending machine. Total in the country more than 5 million machines around the clock selling drinks, food, stationery, cosmetics, cigarettes, alcohol, books and even underwear. They accept payment by credit card and your smartphone, but for the purchase of alcohol and cigarettes will have to make a card, proof of age.
8. Lost things always return.
You may have heard stories, in Japan somebody lost wallet, phone, jewelry and other valuables and he returned quickly. Purses will always return the money, and the money found on the street usually pass the police. And things like keys, clothes or umbrellas generally not accepted to touch - if you have forgotten them, just go back and take away!
9. The Japanese are prone to workaholism.
The culture of hard work in Japan is so developed that there is even a Japanese word for death from processing: Karos. Work stress in this country goes beyond all imaginable scope: people come to work in advance and working overtime. On weekends and holidays it is correct to work from home.
10. Japanese students themselves clean and serves dinner in the dining room.
In Japanese schools, children are taught not only mathematics and physics, but also the cleaning, washing, cooking and so on. D. From the first grade children themselves to sweep and clean the school, lay on the table in the dining room, take out the trash, wash the windows and toilets . Cleaning schedule drawn up so that no one remained idle.
11. Many ATMs operate only during the day.
In contrast to other countries, many Japanese ATMs are switched off simultaneously with the closing of the bank. And on holidays banks do not work, so that at the time of access to the bank account no! A more ATMs may not accept another bank card ... In general, in Japan it is always better to have cash with you.
12. In the streets no urns.
As mentioned earlier, in Japan separate garbage collection, but to find the urn is not so simple. Apart from special containers for plastic bottles, boxes are found only in supermarkets and railway stations. Garbage taken to carry and sort at home.