So, what about those like me who choose to stay in Japan despite the seeming adversity? Why have we been here for so long and why will we continue here?
For as long as I can remember, Japan has, rightfully I believe, laid claim to being one of the safest and most secure countries in the world. Is this still the case, and in an increasingly interconnected world, how long can this continue?
This country I have grown to love deeply over the past 10 years is today also radically different in a number of ways. Some of the changes have undoubtedly been for the better, others perhaps not so much. However, I still retain the same sense of hope and optimism today as I think about Japan’s future that I had in my heart 10 years ago.
Depending on your country of origin, or more appropriately the country where you learned to drive, transitioning to driving in Japan could be either totally straightforward or mind-bendingly confusing.
So, in light of this recent trash crisis, the young people of this generation must have self-awareness to not litter and obey the rules especially about trash to mitigate it. Japan is working on ways to control and mitigate it's waste through strict measures and trash control policies.
There are two main parts of the body that women obsess about taking care of: their hair and their skin. Women can spend hundreds, thousands even, on hair products, skin care, and other beauty products to keep their skin looking alive and beautiful. Japanese people have been amazingly successful at this.
So, today I hope to inform you all by presenting the top 5 questions and answers I have received thus far concerning life in Japan.
Japanese people have the longest average life expectancy in the entire world. They also hold the title of being one of the healthiest in the world. Is it all because of their genes? Hmm... not quite. Japanese are said to have a very healthy diet, which contributes a lot to how healthy they are. Here are some of them!
My friends and relatives visiting Japan always ask me this one question before visiting: should I rent a car? It really depends on which part of Japan you are visiting, but in general, unless you are visiting a major city like Tokyo and Osaka and planning to stay in the city throughout your trip, there are many benefits to having a car to travel in when you are here.