Answered over 3 years ago

Why do Japanese walk more than most Asians?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

I think that is because there are public transportations developed, and also, this is particular in Tokyo I think, is that due to lack of parking spaces, getting around by car is not easy for us. It is faster and cheaper to use public transportations than owning a car. Thus, we tend to walk more ...

Answered over 3 years ago

What are taboos in Japanese culture?

Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

Respect the atmosphere and watch carefully what they are doing in that particular situation.  There is a term in Japanese "read the air" and if you cannot do that, it is considered to be very rude. So, copy what people are doing, and how people are acting.

Published over 3 years ago

Japan and religion: a brief introduction on Shintō, Buddhism and Christianity

Japan and religion: a brief introduction on Shintō, Buddhism and Christianity

When it comes to religion, many Japanese people mix rites of different faiths in a way that may be considered puzzling by Western observers. It’s not uncommon for a same person to be baptized with a Shintō ritual, have a Christian wedding and a Buddhist funeral. This peculiar approach to religio...