12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

What Japan is famous for? Safety, politeness, conservatism... And more — sushi, sumo, and green tea. Did you forget anything? About Japan there are a lot of myths and legends, but the most striking is the strange often turns out to be true!

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

Train, metro and buses in Japan go on a strict schedule where time is specified accurately to the second. They are never late. If suddenly there seems to be some extraordinary event (e.g., a power outage or delay because of an accident), railway send all the passengers a letter of apology, which can be present at the place of work.

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

The Japanese can not to queue: at the bus stop, to some of the attractions to the popular restaurant. The longer the queue in front of the store or cafe, the more people it gets: it is a distinctive mark of quality. Many establishments especially carry out actions (such as the sale of a limited number of goods) to create a queue.

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

Separate waste collection in Japan is such a complex system, each city issued special instructions. All wastes are divided into burning and non-combustion; different types of containers disposed of separately; books, magazines, and cardboard are taken on certain days; etc., etc.

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

The Japanese work very hard and constantly enough sleep. Therefore, to sleep in the train on the way to work or home — is common. Even in the subway seats are equipped with pillows and heated during winter.

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

The sushi is really common in Japanese food, but not restaurant. It's street food — as we have pies or hot dogs. Therefore, all sorts of fancy colorful sushi with lots of ingredients — American fiction; traditional Japanese sushi is very simple and certainly does not include avocado!

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

Every Japanese has a surgical mask — they are sold at every step. Wear them everywhere: in the winter — not to get infected in spring and summer — to protect them from dust and pollen. In recent years it has become just a fashion among young people.

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

From Central Tokyo to the most remote fishing villages, surrounded by fields and forests — there is no place in Japan where there was a vending machine with drinks. 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 smartphone and credit card, but to buy alcohol and cigarettes will have to make a card for proof of age.

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

You may have heard stories like in Japan anyone lose a wallet, phone, jewelry and other valuables and he quickly returned. Wallets are always returned with money, and found money on the streets usually hand over to the police. But such things as keys, clothes or umbrellas, do not touch it — if you forget, just go back and take away!

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

Culture of diligence in Japan is so developed that there is even a Japanese word denoting death from the processing of: Carosi. Work stress in this country goes beyond all conceivable limits: people come to work in advance and work overtime. On weekends and holidays is it right to work from home.

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

In Japanese schools, children are taught not only mathematics and physics, but also cleaning, washing, cooking etc in the early grades the children sweep and clean the school, set the table in the dining room, take out trash, wash Windows and toilets. Cleaning schedule is designed so that no one remained idle.

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

Unlike other countries, many Japanese ATMs are turned off simultaneously with the closing of the Bank. And on holidays banks do not work, so no access to a Bank account at this time there! And ATMs may not accept it... well, in Japan it is always better to have cash.

12 strange myths about Japan that turned out to be true

As already mentioned, in Japan, the collection of garbage separate, but to find the trash not so easy. Not including special containers for plastic bottles, urns are only found in supermarkets and at railway stations. The garbage made to carry and sort the house.

Keywords: Myths | Truth | Verification | Oddities | Japan

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