15+ Reasons Why Japan Is Not Like Any Other Country

Published 6 years ago

Crazy reality TV shows and flashy anime – just a few things that come to mind when thinking about Japan. But did you know they are one of the most pedantic and well-organized countries in the world? Their inventions and solutions to everyday problems certainly prove that too. After all – where else would you see footbaths on public trains or fresh egg vending machines?

Check out this compilation of brilliant Japanese lifestyle photos below!


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#1 Bus Drivers In Japan Were On Strike But Continued Driving Their Routes While Refusing To Take Fares From Passengers

Image source: MohammedAshemimry

#2 Drink Cans Have Names Written In Braille On The Top

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#3 Japanese Fans Stayed Behind After The FIFA World Cup 2014 Match To Help Clean Up

Image source: Joe Giddens – EMPICS

#4 Japan’s Manhole Covers Are Beautiful

Image source: Tombo_64

#5 You Can Often Find This Kind Of Toilet In Japan. Wash Your Hands And Reuse The Water For Your Next Flush

#6 There Are Baby Seats Attached To The Wall In Most Bathrooms

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#7 Most Japanese Schools Don’t Have Custodians. Instead, The Students Do The Cleaning Themselves As A Part Of Showing Gratitude To The School And Learning How To Become More Productive Members Of Society

Image source: sarahmoersfelder

#8 I Recently Gave Birth In Japan. Here Is Some Of The Hospital Food I Ate

Image source: jenkinsinjapan

#9 This Is How Smooth The Bullet Train Is In Japan

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#10 The Note In Japanese Says, “I Accidentally Knocked Over Your Bike And Broke The Bell. I Am Very Sorry”

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#11 I Dropped My Shopping Bag On The Streets Of Osaka And When I Went Back To Look For It Later That Day, Someone Had Placed It Next To A Tree Untouched

Image source: justlikebuddyholly

#12 Japanese Toilets Often Have A Button That Plays White Noise/Water Sounds So You Can Poop Without Other People Hearing Your Business

Image source: mikieliza

#13 Koi Fishes Even Live In Drainage Channels In Japan

#14 Commuters In Tokyo Pushed A Train Car To Save A Woman Who Fell And Got Stuck Between The Car And The Platform

Image source: Norihiro Shigeta

#15 Another Reason Why I Love Japan

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#16 In Trains You Can Rotate The Seats In Any Direction

Image source:  4S

#17 Another Great Japanese Invention: Umbrella Lockers. So You Don’t Have To Carry Them Around Inside A Building And Nobody Takes Yours ‘Accidentally’

Image source: monikakuelsheimer

#18 This Toilet In Japan Has A System Of Occupied/Vacant Toilets Information

Image source: youknowitalktoomuch

#19 Expectations Meet Reality In Japan

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#20 This Japanese Gum I Have Came With Little Pieces Of Paper Inside For You To Spit Your Gum In To When You’re Finished With It

Image source: Jerry_McPhee

#21 Japanese Being Japanese

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#22 This Shopping Center In Japan Has Free Refrigerated Lockers For Your Perishables So You Can Keep Shopping After You Get Your Groceries

Image source: RegionFree

#23 At Narita International Airport (Tokyo) They Give You Free Origami Instead Of Candy

Image source: badnelly123

#24 In Japan, Even The Deer Are Polite

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#25 This Smartphone Wiper Dispenser In Japan

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#26 Photo I Took Of Tokyo Commuters Waiting For Their Train

Image source: GoodGuyGoodGuy

#27 Ordered This From Japan And It Came With A Little Note And Origami Crane

Image source: JustBeingAMitch

#28 In Japan, The Ground Crew Bows And Waves Goodbye To The Departing Aircraft

Image source: FirearmConcierge

#29 This Bedside Lamp At My Hotel In Japan Can Be Half Lit

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#30 Japanese Airport Staff Sorted Luggages On The Belt By Their Colour

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#31 Japanese Often Line Up For Buses, Trains, Restaurants Or Shops And Can Wait In Lines For Long Periods Of Time. Kids Learn How To Line Up As Early As Kindergarten As It Teaches Self-Discipline, Cooperation And Respect

Image source: munya munyaka

#32 Almost Everyone In Japan Reverse Parks

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#33 Toreiyu Tsubasa Train In Japan Is Equipped With Footbaths So You Can Enjoy A Relaxing Trip

Image source: jreast

#34 Children’s Seat On The Fujikyu Railway Line In Japan

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#35 Tokyo Train Company Tsukuba Express Apologized For 20-Second-Early Departure

Image source: Tsukuba Express

#36 Restaurants In Japan Display Fake Food That Looks Just Like The Real One From The Menu

Image source: Matthew Yau

#37 This Lift In Japan Has A Seat That Can Be Used As A Toilet In An Emergency

Image source: matt_777

#38 There Are Over 300 Scramble Intersections In Japan Where You Can Cross A Street Diagonally

Image source: bolubantat

#39 Japanese ATM’s Have Cane Holders Due To The Aging Population

Image source: IntelWarrior

#40 Japanese Hotel Apologies For One Minute Internet Stoppage At 4am

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#41 At Some Tourist Spots In Japan There Are Stands To Hold Your Smartphone So You Can Take Good Selfies

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#42 This Japanese Taxi Has A Button To Request Slower Speeds

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#43 In Japan, You Not Only Have To Take Your Shoes Off And Change Them To Slippers At The Entrance, But Also Use Different Slippers When You Go To The Bathroom

Image source: nn.naru.uu

#44 This Hospital In Japan Offers Glasses With Different Prescriptions For Filling Out Forms

Image source: Rasonic

#45 Everybody Lines Up Their Carts Nicely At The Food Court In Costco In Japan

Image source: RegionFree

#46 The Elevators In My Office Building Have An Umbrella Sign That Lights Up If It’s Raining Outside (Osaka, Japan)

Image source: eigosensei

#47 These Fitting Room Instructions In Japan. Cover Your Face To Prevent Makeup From Getting On The Garment

Image source: Sad_Weeaboo_In_Japan

#48 A Vending Machine Selling Farm Fresh Eggs In Japan

Image source: KTerrestrial

#49 Toothpick At A Mall In Japan Had A Mint Coated Tip

Image source: HellDiverz

#50 In Japan They Sell Square Watermelons To Fit Better In The Refrigerator

Image source: RazerJoe

#51 This Urinal In Japan Is A Video Game You Play With Your Pee

Image source: GreenTeaOnMyDesk

#52 Only In Japan Would Someone Leave These Out While They Sleep

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#53 Designated Smoking Rooms On Trains In Japan

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#54 This Japanese Handrail Bends With The Steps

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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