7 Japanese traditions we will never completely understand

When we take a closer look at the Japanese, it's easy to conclude that they're quite unique in their approach to life. Let's have a look at some of the most unique and complicated Japanese traditions.

What do you think of these Japanese traditions? Which of them do you like the most? Tell us in the comments!

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Raymond Cardona
We could learn a lot from Japan, especially in the care of our elderly, definitely those in long term care homes Bonnie
Jan 10, 2021 5:45PM
calvinbiggers associates
elder reverence, rather than elder abuse. Nice!
Jan 10, 2021 4:18PM
Patricia Cairns
My niece by marriage is Japanese and when I went with her on a visit to Tokyo I was impressed by the level of politeness in the hotels, restaurants and stores. Everything is so clean - no litter in the streets, even in the alleys and the taxi drivers wear business suits with white gloves. I’m looking forward to going back for another visit.
Jan 10, 2021 5:11PM
Americans have gotten so far from being polite, it amazes me. They're rude in waiting lines, driving their cars, especially, always in such a hurry. People would be surprised, the different side of life, they'd see, if they just slowed down and looked around themselves.
Jan 10, 2021 9:39PM
Clarence Quismundo
When it comes to ethics (professional or personal), no one comes close to the Japanese. I've worked with Japanese firms before so I am aware of this.
Jan 10, 2021 9:15PM
Glynis Charmaine Marais
It is so nice to see that there is still respect in the world.
Jan 11, 2021 7:56AM
Doris Dallaire
Sounds like a wonderful place, caring to elders and to children, respectful. Which lots of North Americans are not!
Jan 10, 2021 7:57PM
Vikram Mangaldas Ahiwale
Japanese children's are a lot more disciplined and understand things than any other children's, God works in a mysterious way.
Jan 10, 2021 10:17PM
Jacqueline Tattam
Vikram Mangaldas Ahiwale, nothing to do with God. It’s cultural upbringing.
Mar 22, 2021 11:54PM
Jaime Quintao Silva
A civilization like the Japanese one takes centuries and a few milleniums to achieve such a level of solid values like respect, humility, tolerance, politeness and civility.
Feb 11, 2021 6:06PM
Joshua P. Hatcher
Was in Japan in the early 50’s as a young man and was totally impressed with their customs..completely different than my experiences when invaded by the military during WWll.
Jan 19, 2021 11:18PM
Respect ,compassion, humility are key words the United states of America has lost all of these attributes. We are not we the people anymore, we are not the United states of America, we are the Divided states of America.
Jan 19, 2021 10:31AM
June Dutt
Jan 13, 2021 4:14AM
Conrado De Leon
Not only in Japan. The famous Italian movie actor known as Toto, was adopted by an elderly nobleman, inheriting his name and fortune... although Toto's personal wealth was quite more robust than that of the adoptive father. Find out more about it, It's very very interesting.
Jan 12, 2021 10:43AM
Grazyna Twardecka
Applying common sense and being polite - what’s here so difficult to understand ???
Jan 12, 2021 4:07AM
Edna Mohrmann
The Japanese have a beautiful tradition, based on respect, integrity and honesty! What a good example for the rest of the world please!
Jan 12, 2021 3:05AM
During the tsunami whole coastal towns were destroyed. But even then there was no loitering of stores or homes! On the contrary, people helped others gather whatever belongings they could find.......Just like in New Orleans during Katrina!!!! Yeah Right
Jan 11, 2021 3:38PM
james thaxton jr
Wish we had the same traditions here in the US.
Jan 11, 2021 2:59PM
John Hunt
It sounds fantastic all other countries could learn from them but we will not because the children are not brought up like this sad but true
Jan 11, 2021 6:01AM
I would love to go there someday.
Jan 11, 2021 4:30AM
Would love to visit someday 😊
Jan 11, 2021 2:59AM
Gayle Bennett
I think that their policy of caring for the elderly is wonderful. I'm sure they are lovely people and the country seems to be well run.
Jan 11, 2021 12:54AM

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