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10 Reasons You’ll Hate Living in Japan. Really? | Japan Station 75

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On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: 10 Reasons You’ll Hate Living in Japan. Really?

Topics Discussed

  • Reasons why you may hate living in Japan
  • No trash cans
  • Why there are few public trash cans in Japan
  • Where to find trash cans in Japan
  • Whether it’s rude to walk while eating or drinking in public in Japan
  • Lack of soap in public restrooms
  • Individually wrapped items
  • About not being able to have tattoos in Japan
  • Working conditions in Japan
  • About salaries in Japan
  • About the weird way Japan slices loaves of bread (shokupan)
  • About the annoying nature of streets in Japan
  • The size of streets in Japan
  • Street signs in Japan
  • Cheese in Japan
  • How difficult it can be to find authentic food and cuisine from other countries
  • You you will stand out if you don’t look Asian in Japan
  • How it will be annoying to live in Japan if you look Asian but don’t speak Japanese
  • And much more!

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Is there something about Japan that confuses you? Is there something about Japanese culture that you would like to learn more about? Is there something in Japanese history that you would like us to explain? We’re always looking for new questions about Japan to answer, so if you have one, please send it to ichimon@japankyo.com.

Special Thanks

Opening/Closing Theme: Produced by Apol (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Fiverr)

Ichimon Japan cover art: Produced by Erik R.

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