Six strange features of Japanese culture

For the European consciousness in the Japanese culture of many countries, and even totally incomprehensible. In no other country of tradition, technology and living conditions are interwoven so bizarre. Samurai ideals can live together with the latest generation of computers, and centenarians born in the 19th century - with teenagers dressed as Pokemon. Despite the remarkable development of all, with regard to technology, the Japanese culture - one of the most conservative, closed and incomprehensible to foreigners.

Below you will find the six countries of the cultural dimension "of the country of the rising sun."


Six strange features of Japanese culture

Hikikomory - are young people who do not wish to communicate with the outside world. Of course, in every culture, there are a small number of people, who are called "hermits", but usually it's older people or the elderly, many of whom suffer from mental disorders such as depression or agoraphobia.

The peculiarity of the Japanese "hermits" - age. This is either teenagers or young men in his early twenties, which are almost completely cut off from the outside world. There are several objective reasons for the emergence of a huge number of hikikomori: first, of course - this is the Internet, the second - a terrible burden in educational institutions, which very few people can endure, and finally, loving parents who are willing to provide for their offspring to old age, as long as they do not They flew from the "nest."

Usually the term hikikomori called young people had spent in his room without work and communicate more than six months. Psychologists are already talking about the "lost millions."


Six strange features of Japanese culture

In spite of the legends of the Yakuza, the Japanese crime rate one of the lowest (below only in Monaco). All weapons - from pistols to ceremonial swords, be sure to register with the police. However, if you really put in the dock - down the drain. 99 per cent of the ships come to an end in a conviction. In addition, Japan is still sentenced to death, usually by hanging. In the year executed for 2-3 people, with about impending execution sentenced alert in just a few hours. Family report already an accomplished executions.

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Six strange features of Japanese culture

Everyone knows that the Japanese - one of the most disciplined and hard-working employees in the world. However, the image of an alcoholic businessman frequenter karaoke bars also not far from the truth. Japanese people really drink a lot; at corporate sake pours river and junior officers try in vain to keep up with their hardened by long years of training bosses.

But here's what's really amazing - no matter how many Japanese did not drink in the evening, in the morning it will be like a cucumber and start to work on time. In addition, in Japanese culture is considered perfectly normal to take a nap in the workplace, it is even encouraged. It is believed that the man who lay his head on the desk, working to exhaustion, and especially dedicated.


Six strange features of Japanese culture

The phenomenon Kodokushi (lonely death) - a silhouette of the body of a deceased person. It is formed when the body remains undetected for a long time.

The workers are engaged in the transport of furniture, they say that very often encounter here such "kodokushi". According to estimates by a private company, approximately 300 of the 1,500 cases they stumble upon these sad characters of human loneliness.

The traditional image of Japanese family, when coexisted under one roof several generations, is already obsolete, and now the elderly are increasingly live alone. This happens with temporary workers or contract workers - many men and women of the labor force will never marry nor are given in marriage. They die alone, and no one knows about their deaths.


Six strange features of Japanese culture

Japanese manners have always rigor, including with respect to the "adult movies". And although the ban is to remove the rigid pornography in Japan does not exist, the genitalia in the video must be blurred to comply with the national notions of morality.

This softened version of the Japanese porn is complemented by the so-called "bukkake" - demonstration formed as a result of the liquid as evidence that there was indeed between actors "act of love".

It is interesting that a large number of young Japanese do not show any interest in sex, especially guys. They are called "soshoku Dunshee" or "vegetarian".


Six strange features of Japanese culture

While the whole world is spending a lot of money on something to make yourself perfectly straight teeth, Japanese teenagers are passionate about the exact opposite. Last rapidly spreading trend called "yaeba" (literally "double tooth") among Japanese youth. This attachment, which creates the impression protruding from the mouth of the canine. Incidentally, quite expensive.