Hi,guys.I’ll share you with the Japanese “POLITENESS”today.Sometimes my friends from overseas countries say “Why are Japanese so polite?”(For example,I’ve misplaced my wallet in train,public park,school etc 5 times in my life,but it returned to me perfectly in next day.If a Japanese found something people misplaced on the street,most of them will automatically bring it to the nearest police station.) Since I didn’t even think about it,let me explain it here.From my point of view,there are two reasons as follows.

①EDUCATION :When I was a child,my parents always taught me “you can’t be a nuisance to anyone””Be polite to anyone”. Most Japanese believe that honesty pays off in the long run.I guess lots of Japanese got brought up like this from their parents.Aside from that,we are taught by school teachers to clean up in classroom every day until high school.Those mind never leaves from Japanese,so once we grew up,we usually try to be neat and polite to anyone.

②ISLAND COUNTRY:As you already know,Japan is an Island.So it’s been an independent country for long time and only a few enemies beside Japan that means we didn’t need to fight with someone compared to other countries like China,Korea,Russia.Then we’ve realized that it’s not competition but supporting each other that much more efficient and important for enhancing ourselves.

Thank you for reading this article.In summary,if you haven’t come to Japan,I highly recommend visiting here.Since Tokyo Olympic will be held next year 2020,it’s also good opportunity.You guys are more than welcome.

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  1. Your Japanese culture is fascinating to a Brit! From the samurais of the past to the Yakuza of now. I love the constants that never go away: the Buddhism, tea ceremonies and extraordinary cherry blossom. And the politeness. Thanks for a great post.

  2. Thank you for the comment David.Im delighted to hear that as a Japanese and thanks for caring for him:) You’re more than welcome.

  3. We have had Japanese students living in our home as they studied English in high school. These students have always been very polite and represented their families and country very well.
    We would enjoy visiting Japan some day in the future.

  4. Very good post. Thanks a lot!
    I think I’ll give you a follow to learn as much I can about Japan and about you
    Hugs from Italy

  5. I was in the army and stationed in Okinawa, I found the people there to be always polite, always helpful, They cared for us G.I.’s like they Loved us, even tho we paid them wage-slave wages. I really loved the people there, and then we had to depart for Vietnam, I also went to Taiwan, Thailand, all the people were the nicest one could hope to meet, I always loved the beauty of Asia, I would come back to visit, but am too old now to travel, so I hope to meet people like YOU on the net……..


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