Japanese Culture, Regular Adventures

The Japan Omiyage Culture

I was once under the impression that the Japanese are stingy and tight-fisted when it comes to giving and sharing. Until someone at work gave me this. Since then, my way of thinking has changed, and this is what I have learned: Most Japanese companies award their employees a yearly Summer vacation period which could… Continue reading The Japan Omiyage Culture

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What Are the Yellow Strips in Japanese Train Stations For?

I don't think they are placed there just to beautify the area inside the otherwise grey floors. They are supposed to be guidelines for the blind, who rely on the different patterns that tell them where they are. Because obviously they can't use their eyes. The blind use their feet and sticks to guide them,… Continue reading What Are the Yellow Strips in Japanese Train Stations For?