It’s time for some more questions. If you have any questions about what it’s like to live in Japan, please go to this post and ask me anything. I had some great questions before. Let’s have even more great questions!
I Read Encyclopedias for Fun
I’ve been running a weekly series about living in Japan since April, and asked you, the reader, to ask me any question about living in Japan. I got some great questions and had nearly three months worth of questions to answer. However, I’ve run out of questions.
Now it’s your turn to give me some more questions. If you have any questions about what it’s like to live in Japan, please ask in the comments below. It can be anything. Maybe even just about living in another country, or dealing with different food, culture, language, and so on. You can ask as many questions as you like. So, what would you like to know?
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Have you driven in Japan? I’ve had a Japanese license since I switched my Canadian license for it a few years ago, and when I drive, I rent a car. Usually, we rent a car to go to Costco. I made this video and discuss what it’s like to drive in Japan.
So, have you driven in Japan?
A couple days ago, as I was coming home, I noticed that someone had forgotten a couple things on the train. Actually, it was two people that forgot things. It was so unusual that I had to get it on video when we arrived at the terminal. No one on the train, so no problem (people have problems with pictures and videos being taken on the train. You know, privacy concerns).
Usually, people forget their umbrella on the train. I see that often. But this time, a cell phone? That’s unbelievable. Maybe they had it in their pocket, and it just fell out as they got up to get off the train. The earphones were also unusual. But I can understand that they could fall out of a bag accidentally. Another time, I saw two full bags of shopping. Yes, groceries. Someone forgot that on the train. I saw them get on the train with the food, but how could they forget the bags?
Well, take a look at this video, where I talk about the forgotten things on the train, as well as a bit about cicadas and bats.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen on a train? Was it in Japan? Or another country? Leave a comment with your answers.
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Here’s a quick video I took on Monday of a densha otaku, or a train fanatic. I usually don’t get the opportunity to find one in such an empty train station, but I did this time. After capturing him briefly on video, I then did my impression of a densha otaku.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of using a public washroom in a public park in Japan, then you’ll understand these pictures.
The view from the urinal.
The view from outside. I used the urinal in the middle of the doorway.
Some public washrooms in Japan are so public that anyone could walk by and see you taking a pee.
If you want to know something even worse, try using the public washroom at Kinomiya Station in Atami. It’s unisex. One wall has many urinals, while on the opposite wall are toilet stalls. Men and women both use this washroom. Also, the doorways are so big that the entire inside of the washroom is visible from the ticket gates for the station. Anyone can see the men taking a pee.
Also, you may be surprised when in the public men’s washroom anywhere in Japan when a female cleaner comes in without making sure it’s empty. And it seems no one cares if she’s in there, either.
How would you feel in this situation?