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So I went to Japan. And here are six observations:
1. It’s ridiculously clean. No, really. And the funny thing is that there are no public garbage cans, so you’d think there would be a lot of littering, but, no, it’s immaculate everywhere. And they’re big into recycling, so that’s a plus.
2. Those medical masks … a lot of people wear them everywhere. I would put the number at two out of ten people, so 20% of people are wearing them in public at any one time. From what I’ve been told, many people wear them when they feel they are getting sick or feel they are susceptible to getting sick. I wouldn’t be surprise to find out that U.S. insurance companies require them in the workplace soon.
3. The train stations play “I’ve been working on the railroad” when a train is coming. I kid you not. And the trains are incredibly on time and no business men groped me*.
4. You only need to know three phrases: 1. Sumi-ma-sen: excuse me, 2. Konichiwa: hello and 3. Arigato go-zi-mas: thank you.
6. Sumo matches are awesome, giant robots** are real and samurai swords are amazingly intricate. All of these things are true and more. If you’re thinking of going, go now. You won’t regret it. Unless you do. Then it’s your own fault.
*Domo arigato gozimas.