When I came to Japan, I found that the reality of Japan is far more different than we thought!

2022-05-02 0 By

When I came to Japan, I realized that there is no shortage of people with strange shapes and different styles. If you see them, remember not to look at them with strange eyes!University graduation that year, a roommate with the dormitory, went directly to Japan development, later, he found a Japanese woman in Tokyo to do his wife, but also settled in Japan.In 2019, I was invited by my husband and wife to travel to Japan. At that time, I had time, so I came to this “land of cherry blossoms” located across the East China Sea!Here’s what I’ve seen in Japan and why it has the highest life expectancy in the world.Japan is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy of the capitalist country, the population of about 127 million, is one of the world’s most densely populated regions!Japan’s territory is made up of honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Hokkaido and more than 6,800 islets, with a total area of about 378,000 square kilometers.Japan’s economy is highly developed, and it is the world’s third largest economy. According to relevant data, Japan’s GDP in 2019 totaled 5,081,769 billion US dollars, among which the auto industry, animation industry and semiconductor industry are the three pillar industries of Japan!After coming to Japan, I found that most Japanese are still quite simple, they do not compare, will not put money on the famous bag, famous watch and so on some of the things of comparison.Of course, Japan also has a lot of medieval shops, whether rich or poor, they love to medieval shops, they never feel ashamed to buy other people don’t want things, but feel economic, and environmental protection!In addition, in Japan, as long as you don’t affect others, you can live as you like. No one will urge you to get married and go back to your parents’ home for a reunion during the Spring Festival. There is no Chinese way to visit relatives and send boxing gifts.It is worth mentioning that many shopping malls in Japan close at about 8 o ‘clock in the evening, except for a few prosperous areas, Japan’s evening is extremely quiet, we are generally staying at home!Square dancing is even more unimaginable. There are no street lamps outside, so it is very dark. Some places are illuminated by vending machines.As we all know, Japan has the longest life expectancy in the world. According to the statistics of the World Health Organization in 2019, The average life expectancy in Japan is 83.7 years old, while the average life expectancy in China is only 76.1 years old, ranking 53rd.Japanese people pay attention to more and less food, that is, eat a lot of food in each meal, as early as 1985, Japan formulated the “Diet for health and life Guide”, advocate everyone to eat 30 kinds of food ingredients a day, and their diet is characterized by light taste, pay attention to the original flavor!There are many sushi shops and sashimi shops all over The streets of Japan. Even if eating at home, Japanese people also like to spread sauce on vegetables, put seasoning on raw food, and then directly eat it.This light taste is of great benefit to ensuring good health.In addition, Japanese people have a large intake of soy, and they prefer to eat tofu, natto and Miso. Of course, Japanese people also like to eat raw eggs, which are mixed with rice and beef.In Japan, there is a lot of food that is normal and delicious to the locals, but strange to the rest of the world!A popular Japanese delicacy that frightens many foreign tourists, well known as oyakodondo, there is a large octopus perched atop a bowl of rice that looks motionless and asleep, but dances alive as if it is shocked by soy sauce.In fact, the giant octopus has been specially treated by the chef so its nervous system has been damaged that it starts to squirm just as the soy sauce drops, but just as you’re about to tuck in, it starts to squirm.2 natto natto is the Japanese favorite health food, they believe that natto has the effect of lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and folk “eat natto every meal, you can live 99”, so, in the table almost often see natto figure.In fact, natto is made of soybean fermented by natto bacteria. In addition to having a special sour smell, natto can also pull out long silk.Honeybee larvae, one of Japan’s iconic edible insects and a favorite of the late Emperor Hirohito, are eaten fried or cooked as adults.Bee larvae, which have a unique bitter taste, are cooked to enhance their sweet taste and served with white rice. It is a very nourishing local dish!One of the dishes on the Japanese table is whale meat, which they have eaten regularly since World War II. Because of its high nutritional value, whale meat is rich in fat and protein, so it was a staple food of the people back then.In Japan, whale meat is especially popular with elderly people who believe it can protect against alzheimer’s disease, and the belly and tail are the most common parts.According to statistics, the Japanese demand for whales is no less than our demand for ordinary fish!Japanese income level Japan is the social status quo of annual working procedure list system, in Japan as long as can get a normal job, its income is easy to achieve average value!In this country, the gap between rich and poor is very small. Take a 30-year-old working in retail service industry as an example, the annual income is 3.61 million yen, equivalent to 240,000 yuan, while the annual income of IT professionals is 5.09 million yen, or about 330,000 yuan.Of course, the higher the income, the more tax people need to pay, and the government welfare, generally not your share, but low income people, can get a lot of subsidies, such as tuition fees, meals and so on.Before the prices of Japan did not come to Japan, I feel the prices of Japan are very expensive, but after coming here, I feel the prices of Japan are acceptable.And in Japan, in addition to the convenience store, as long as it is a bit of the size of the supermarket, in the basic necessities of life, have their own characteristics!First, seafood in Japan is cheap: a small box of squid is 5 yuan, a small box of shrimp is 10 yuan, a kilo of pork is 22 yuan, a box of chopped chicken legs is 28 yuan, and a box of chicken fillets is 30 yuan.Secondly, the price of Japanese vegetables is not very high, a packet of big green vegetables 5.5 yuan, a packet of mushroom 4.5 yuan, a packet of carrots 9 yuan, a packet of big pepper 11 yuan, a white radish 6 yuan.Of course, fruit in Japan is very expensive. A bunch of green grapes costs 90 yuan, a bag of oranges costs 23 yuan, and a bag of bananas costs 7 yuan for four.In addition, a liter of fresh milk costs 14 yuan, a box of eggs costs 7 yuan, a large bottle of orange juice costs 9 yuan, a mapo tofu package costs 10 yuan, and a pack of Korean instant noodles costs 8 yuan!Although Japan’s economy is highly developed, the housing price in Japan does not make people feel desperate. For example, the average price of second-hand houses in Tokyo at that time was 58000, which was similar to Beijing in China.As we all know, Beijing leads the country in terms of income. In 2019, the average monthly salary in Beijing was 11,434 yuan, while that in Tokyo was 27,000 yuan.In fact, we can be more direct. If it takes more than two months to buy one square meter in Tokyo without eating or drinking, then it takes more than five months to buy one square meter in Beijing with Beijing’s income!If you’ve been driving a lot in Japan, you’re probably not going to fit in. Honking is banned in Japan because it’s annoying and can lead to demerit points and fines.If you encounter a slow driver, you can only worry. Of course, many intersections in Japan have stop signs, even if there is no one in front of you, you must stop and make sure that it is safe to drive.I have to say, there is another design in Japan, which is very humanized. That is, at many traffic lights, there are disabled people buttons, which can prolong the time to cross the road!In addition, it is not allowed to smoke on the road in Japan. There are designated smoking places in Japan, and almost every Japanese person will have a mini ashtray to pack cigarette butts and ashes and take them home.The quality of the Japanese to travel to Japan’s friends probably know that the Japanese take the elevator, basically are on the right, the left is to worry about the need to pass the people.Not only that, Japanese people also love queuing. When I was in Japan, I could see people queuing everywhere, whether it was buses, trams, subways or shopping malls, and Japanese people would not quarrel with each other because of queuing.In addition, walking on the streets in Japan, there are hardly any garbage cans, and many people are quite conscious of carrying garbage bags with them and throwing them away when they get home or go to the convenience store.When I came to Japan, I found that most Japanese people looked very clean. My friend later told me that the main reason why Japanese people are so clean is that they love to bathe.The wide range of body lotions, moisturizers and antiperspirants available in Japanese supermarkets and malls shows just how important personal hygiene is to the Japanese.Most of them take a shower in the morning and at night every day, and the clothes they wear today are never the same as yesterday. Even when they go on business trips or travel, they have to take a shower, soak in hot springs, change their clothes, and then do other things.Of course, this habit of cleanliness doesn’t have to be confined to girls, as Japanese boys also place a premium on appearance and body odor.You may not know that in Japanese stores, there are not only skin care products and cosmetics for girls, but also detailed categories for men’s skin care products, breath fresheners and facial masks!Japanese children’s education Japanese people attach great importance to the education of children, walking in the streets of Japan, I see the students’ schoolbags are carrying their own!I heard that even the Japanese royal family pick up the little princess are so, their own things to do, since childhood to cultivate the sense of responsibility!Not only that, Japanese children change clothes, the mother is only watching without helping.From the age of 2-3, Japanese children have to learn to change clothes, the mother in the side of guidance, but generally do not hand out help, the purpose is to exercise the child’s self-care ability, reduce dependence, develop a sense of independence.In addition, the first thing children do when they arrive at kindergarten is to start morning exercise under the guidance of teachers. In Japanese education, the time in the morning is particularly important, and exercise can make the whole day full of vitality.In the kindergarten, children will be cultivated into the personality of the atmosphere, through physical training and sound training to improve, so as to enhance the children’s collective education concept, know how to tolerate individual differences.In addition, there is no individual champion in the sports meeting of Japanese kindergartens. They only set up team events, such as relay running and tug-of-war, without individual events. The purpose is to let children learn that unity is strength and develop a sense of team.It is worth mentioning that Japanese kindergartens also have “stool education”, mainly to train children to go to the toilet independently, of course, the teacher will become Mr. Stool, holding clay made of different shapes of stool, tell children, which is healthy or unhealthy, and cultivate children to pay attention to hygiene and health good habits.The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its latest global assessment of health care, ranking more than 190 countries in terms of quality of care, accessibility and affordability.In fact, the biggest difference between Japan and the medical system of some countries is the separation of medicine, the hospital only prescription, after getting the prescription, you can go to any drugstore across the country to buy medicine!Due to drug marketization, rather than hospital monopoly, the price of drugs is in a state of relative competition, and there will be no problem of different prices for the same drugs.In Japan, if you join the health insurance, you will be reimbursed 70% of the time you see a doctor, and the medical institutions in Japan, mostly big hospitals and small clinics, charge very transparent.In addition, in Japan, if you have a headache or a fever, you go to a small clinic. If you have a toothache or a skin disease, you go to a special hospital.Only more serious patients who need surgery can go to a large hospital with a letter of recommendation from a small clinic or a specialist.Just because of this, medical resources in Japan are reasonably allocated. It is hard to see a hospital full of patients and corridors full of beds.What else do you not know about Japan?1. The Japanese prefer cold water to hot water, and tap water is drinkable!2. Japanese people don’t eat porridge very much, usually only those who are ill in hospital do.Kimono is a traditional Japanese national costume, the style and color of Japanese women’s kimono is a sign of age and marriage.Japan is the only monarchy in the world whose constitution does not give the monarch any power.5. In Japan, when celebrating someone’s opening, they send a wreath to congratulate them, which is equivalent to us sending a basket of flowers.6. Japanese don’t have id cards, but Doraemon became an official resident of Kawasaki city in 2021.7. Going to the movies in Japan is expensive, with the average ticket costing 123 yuan, mainly because of the cost of earthquake-proof facilities.8. Japan is the land of cherry blossoms, but the national flower is not cherry blossoms, but chrysanthemum.9. In Japan, it’s a profession to push passengers into the subway, or the doors won’t close.In Japan, blood type dominates everything. Work, eat, shop and fall in love all depend on blood type, and The Japanese people hate type B most.11. In Japan, you must make noise when you eat. Silence means the food is not good!Mount Fuji in Japan actually belonged to the Tokugawa family.Watermelon is a luxury item in Japan, where it costs as much as Whisney.14. The biggest spenders in Japan each year are mostly Chinese women.15. In Japan, it costs 2 yen to make 1 yen!16. In Japan, women can not remarry until 100 days after divorce, but men can marry immediately after divorce.17. Eighty percent of Japanese animation is produced in China.18. If you buy a cell phone in Japan, you can’t turn off the sound when you take a picture!19. In Japan, obesity is illegal, and a large waist can be fined. According to Japanese law, men over 40 can’t have a waist larger than 85cm, and women can’t have a waist larger than 90cm.20. Japanese trams are among the most punctual in the world, with almost no error, and the train company apologizes to the nation if the error exceeds 50 seconds on a single trip!In general, Japan is a very clean country, fresh air, safe direct drinking water, humanized toilets, simple and elegant clothes, spotless roads, bright and tidy convenience stores, everything is so beautiful!However, all this does not disguise the fact that in many ways Japan is not as safe as you might think.For example, in Japan, it is common to see warning signs erected on street corners, the purpose is to remind everyone that this area may be dangerous, when passing such a place must pay special attention!What do you think about that?Welcome to share, thank you!