Ibaraki-ken Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by joiwatani
  • Local Customs
    by joiwatani
  • Local Customs
    by joiwatani

Ibaraki-ken Local Customs

  • Riding on trains and buses

    Commuting is part of the daily life of the Japanese workers. It is very seldom that the Japanese drive to their work (not unless they live in the provinces). Most of the time they just drive their cars and park them and then take the train.When they are in the train, they usually read books, comic magazines and they are very quiet and polite. They...

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  • Eating with Hibachi

    When you happen to go to a restaurant and have a hibachi, make sure to just get the food that you can eat and finish even if it's an all you can eat restaurant. Try to get the meat or seafood that are easy to cook- choose the ones that are thinly sliced so you can cook them faster.Also, make sure to wash your hands before going to pick and choose...

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  • The Japanese school children

    The school children in Japan are trained at an early age to become very independent and reliable. It is part of their culture. Although not literally imposed by their government, it is, however, implemented and practiced in schools.School children are encouraged to walk to school by themselves. The high school children bike to school, both the boys...

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  • Garbage pick ups

    The garbage pick ups in Ibaraki, Japan are scheduled on a particular day. We set up the garbage bags at a designated area close to the road and the pick up truck will come and take them away.The garbage should be in white transparent bags. (In the United States, the garbage are usually put in black garbage bags and then put in a garbage can...

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  • local assembly

    People in less blessed regions usually complain about their lawmarkers. Not in Ibaraki, where we know our representatives are working hard for the people. Recently the Local Assembly passed a reglament that prohibits assemblymen to attend sessions wearing.... a mask, not like the ones we see in SARS affected countries, but like the masks we see in...

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  • speeches

    If you happen to be President of the USA, be sure to include Ibaraki in your after-presidence tour. Mr. Clinton was paid the modest sum of 400.000 US dollars to give a motivational speech to a large group of high school students. He also dined with politicians and other sub-species making this visit an "over night trip".

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