Welcome to Ninjapan. The topic is Japanese Interesting Culture
This time, I will tell you about Japanese culture that foreigners do not know.
What kind of culture do Japanese people have?
In particular, I have summarized the parts that have taken root in the Japanese culture, focusing on what I found interesting as Japanese.
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Best Culture [Japanese Interesting Culture]
You will see a pass at the izakaya
Do you know an izakaya? This is a standing position like a bar overseas. Of course, you can enter without drinking, but it is basically a place to drink alcohol.
When you go here, you will almost get through. If you’ve ever been to a pub, you’ve probably wondered why this might come up without you asking.
Because it takes time for the dish you ordered to actually come out, it prepared for you to eat for the time being.
When you go to an izakaya, small bowls contain traditional Japanese food.
Many foreigners do not ask, and this included in the price. However, there is actually a separate fee.
If you look at the receipt, you can see the extra fee.
However, please be assured that it will not be expensive as it is about 500 yen.
For example, you cannot imagine eating raw eggs overseas. If you eat such a thing, you will take care of the toilet all day. However, eggs are frequently eaten raw in Japan.
This is not to say that the Japanese are resistant to special bacteria and can be eaten raw.
When you come to Japan, you know why, but after all, they raised in a very hygienic environment, and they don’t have to worry about getting hungry even if they eat them raw.
For example, fish is eaten raw as sushi in Japan, right?
In the first place, there has always been a habit of eating raw. Speaking of fish, Japan is an island country, so we could eat it fresh.
So, please eat with confidence even if raw eggs, etc. come out.
However, eggs that have expired will cause diarrhea when eaten in Japan.
Eating rice cake
When you come to Japan, you often eat it. Somehow, if you eat it sticky, it sticks to your teeth and feels bad.
Do you know what the first place is?
Mochi actually made of rice. But when you eat rice in Japan, some people don’t think it’s so sticky, right?
That’s right. In fact, the rice used in rice cake (Mochi) is another type. In Japan, it is said to be more sticky.
It called mochi and it is put into a stone mill and crushed with a special stick.
Some sightseeing spots in Tokyo have rice cakes, so be sure to take a look when you come to sightseeing.
I think you will be surprised at the craftsmanship.
Best Mochituki Store in Japan
Japanese work too much
One of the things that foreigners think about coming to Japan is that Japanese people work too hard. In fact, many statistics are taken around the world, but Japan is always the leader in the diligent country rankings. Why is that?
Why are Japanese so diligent?
First, Japanese people are very serious. Parents educate their children to study seriously from an early age. I educated at school to study hard. I have the experience of studying abroad in a foreign school, so I can tell the difference, but obviously, in Japan, the amount of study and the amount of homework are different. Most schools in Japan have a lot of homework every day, and it is natural to study for one to four hours after returning home.
And on weekends and long holidays, a huge amount of homework is given, so even if it’s a break, it’s hard to study.
What’s more, that’s what most Japanese think is normal.
Some schools have more challenges than this and they don’t have time to sleep. Especially during the test week or the exam, many people study for more than 10 hours every day for a few months and spend a lot of nights.
It’s such a culture from a young age, so when you go to society and work for a company, you work hard as well.
From a young age, foreigners who have no such culture may think that they are working like slaves.
But the interesting thing is that many Japanese think this is normal. It may be a victim of culture.
As a result, the Japanese tend to prioritize work over family. So, overwork death (death due to enormous fatigue and stress) with a lot of stress is also a modern Japanese social problem. What’s more, some companies may not be able to return home when they first enter, and those who commit suicide due to fatigue will not stand behind.
However, thanks to hard-working Japanese people, Japan technologically advanced even in the world, and it is true that it is a comfortable city.
If you work in Japan, be careful.
Work even if you are sick
Japanese people overworked for the same reason, but in Japan, many people work even if they catch a cold. I think this is surprising for foreigners.
Why such a culture?
If you are the Japanese nation of World War II, you know Japan’s crazy. I think some people convinced that this is the reason. Japan has always had a culture that pierces its own spirit without whining. This comes from the samurai spirit. Back in the samurai era, there was a culture in Japan that called a stomach, and when it was unable to fulfill its responsibilities or failed, it stabbed itself with a sword and committed suicide. There is a culture of taking responsibility for yourself if you fail.
There is a good example. The Japanese mafia cannot leave without leaving the little finger with a knife when leaving the group.
This doesn’t have a direct meaning to work because of poor physical condition, but even at work, when you take a break, it bothers others. Many people work without rest because they say that their work will increase later.
Poorly speaking, it is power harassment.
The rate of childcare leave is low worldwide
This also causes people to take over their work and inconvenience them, so there are still many workplaces where it is difficult to progress.
Conclusion [Japanese Interesting Culture]
Thank you for reading the article to the end. Japanese Interesting Culture.
In the second half, you may find it a bit scary to work in Japan with a brief introduction to a culture that has some Japanese problems.
However, not all companies have these problems. When working, it may be important to carefully check the situation of the company and decide.
If you have any concerns or questions about Japanese culture, please leave a comment.