Blaming others for own faults. Not in Japan
I am asked or almost on daily basis about how is like to live in Japan? "Two extremes!" I 've been told, regarding my "Latin culture" and the Japanese ways.
Well , it is not that different if you pay attention to the details and forget a little bit about the many times digested predjuices you could have about Far East and "Latin Culture". But there is, indeed, a big difference in how the regular Japanese citizen tackles certain problems. In case of failure or accident, the Japanese would never automatically blaim others to save face and responsability. Perhaps, very innocently, it will make an introspective analysis of his/her faults and will come up with a more balanced view. If it has to accept a degree of responability, or the whole responsability, it will.
I have learned a lot in this in 20 years, but I do recognize that I still get very upset when I have to deal with western people that automatically blaim others, and happily call name others, when failure and/or accidents occurred because their own faults.
Ohsu Shopping Area & Chinatown
nearby to the Kannon Temple.
This picture is taken from Kannon Temple.
There are many to see in this shopping area, such as second hand kimono. For those wanna buy cheap second kimono, it will be highly recommended. Really cheap (but there will be a little some stain on it)
Keep going inside, and you'll find a small place which called Nagoya Chinatown.
You can buy some chinese food and goods in here.
When I told my japanese friends that i am travelling to Nagoya, everybody said " Nande Nagoya?? Nanmo nai de~~ " ( why Nagoya?? there are nothing there)
Yes, for japanese, maybe there are nothing to see, because they already know the history of Japan or maybe just because Nagoya is not big different with the other town in Japan?
Well, whatever I said, I still persistent to go with my taiwanese friend. She was longing to visit Nagoya too.
If you are travelling to Japan, I think Nagoya is a good place to visit. Especially the Meiji Mura, a good place for you to know Japan in history of Meiji Era.
I spent 3 days in here, Sept 18 ~ Sept 20 which the monday was public holiday in here so that i don't have to take any permit leave : )
around Nagoya Eki, Nagoya Castle, Nagoya Aquarium, Sakae
Meiji Mura, Gifu City
Nagoya Chinatown, window shopping around Sakae n Nagoya Eki