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5 Things Nobody Tells You About Living in Japan

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ssjparris
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5 Things Nobody Tells You About Living in Japan

Post by ssjparris » December 2nd, 2012, 5:14 am

man i LOVE japan. i am a black american. i have lived there for two years. and realized life was better there for me then america. anyways...

these things about japan are true and so damn funny. you will laugh and be shocked about how things are different in japan.

here is the site to check out the 5 truths about japan.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20118_5-things-nobody-tells-you-about-living-in-japan.html

here is a short description from that article about japan and atm machines...

How can this be? Well, Japan is still mainly in the hands of the older generation: Over a fourth of the population is over 60, and they're in no particular hurry to adopt new technology (particularly not Apple products, because as far as Japan is concerned, Steve Jobs can go f**k himself). Institutions like banks, the postal service and government offices still keep all of their records on paper, maintained and filed by superfluous personnel who could easily be replaced by an old Soviet computer (which incidentally is more or less what a friend of mine at a Yokohama municipal office was using at his workstation as recently as 2010).

Many businesses still don't even accept credit cards. A Japanese airline can get you to any corner of the globe without a hassle, so long as you're paying in cash, even if the tickets come up to a few thousand dollars each (and I wish I wasn't speaking from experience). This is made even more difficult by the fact that I don't think I've ever seen a 24-hour ATM anywhere in Japan.

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Post by abcdavid01 » December 2nd, 2012, 6:03 am

I heard about the heat thing. That's what Kotatsu are for.
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ssjparris
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Post by ssjparris » December 2nd, 2012, 4:59 pm

hey dude its good to hear from you again.

yeah well. japanese are funny. they dont like change. it scares them. so they stick to things from days of future past. yes i am a x-men fan...anyways...

i just thought it was interesting to post. the whole planet is pretty much advanced except japan. even though japan churns out evolved technology for the world they'd prefer to stay behind the times.

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