Top Ten Reasons to Love Japan

The Japanese are often a subject of bad things - like for instance, harakiri, "racism" issue and the like - but I'll prove everyone wrong that the Japanese aren't the way you think.
The Top Ten
1 Respect, courtesy and politeness are rooted and instilled in their language.

Ok, they curse. Nice to know because I've never heard any Japanese curse before. I've heard Americans curse like shooting bullets though (usually in schools). From my experiences, they are very polite, and friendly. FWI, if you don't like Japanese people, I'll tell you this, when I started learning Japanese, There was a simple word they say a certain way to sound more polite. I definitely agree with the respect rooted in their language.

Excuse me, person who said that people are rude. I am Japanese and I lived in Japan for most of my life and the people their are so nice to me. I go back to visit there once a year and I never get sick of it. Even if Japanese people do curse, they wouldn't do it in front of tourists or guest because they know it's impolite

2 The environment is almost Utopian.

I used to live in Japan and let me tell you it was Utopian to me. Shootings at school almost never happen and it's so safe that students from first grade normally walk to school with their friends. The culture is awesome and you should try the food even though they sound disgusting

I love Japan! It's my lifelong dream to go to Japan. There is so much I'd like to know about their culture!

I don't know about that. But they do have a structured lifestyle and peace and eat healthy. I love Japan

3 The people there are very accommodating.

Visit an onsen (hot spring). The people who work there are so nice and respectful

4 Theft or stealing is a rarity.

I heard that an envelope containing 50,000 yen ( $ 500 ) was dropped at a bus stop. It was turned in anonymously to a police station and the person who dropped it was able to retrieve it. Any rewards offered to the anonymous hero was turned down. There are many cases like this- wallets forgotten on train seats are turned in, cellphones are still there if you leave them on a bench. I personally had an experience when I was younger. I dropped my toy on the ground in front of someone's house without noticing. On my way home, it had been propped up on their fence, instead of still being left on the ground for people to trample on. Japan is an awesome place!

5 Japanese people value simplicity.
6 The Japanese people are one of the most beautiful in the world.

I have seen a lot of Japanese and I can say that their beauty is very kind and makes you want to feel very comfortable. Plus they are very polite and are the most stylish people I have ever met. Even if they don't wear extreme cloths.

Not really the most beautiful, but they know how to dress themselves well, groom themselves well, and they know how to take care for their health.

They are truly beautiful - both from outside and d inside and the dressing sense (judging by odorites :P) is beautiful too! Be it western or traditional.. I'd like to try on a yukata some day..

7 They gave us Nintendo.

The Japan created Super Mario the best series ever and he have also created princess Daisy, my favourite video game character!

Rosalina & King DeDeDe are the two greatest Nintendo characters ever!

I love Nintendo. I love Pokémon, Zelda, Mario, and Animal Crossing. They will always be the greatest video game company on Earth.

8 The Japanese are very disciplined in every aspect of life.

I wish American children could be like them. I'm Laotian American and I try so hard to be disciplined like the Japanese. I could both be proud of my heritage and try to be disciplined like the Japanese.

I'm Japanese and I don't know if I'm disciplined properly because I lived in Australia for most of my life. For all I know, the schools discipline you a lot and so do your parents

9 Rudeness is a taboo.

Japanese people don't like to be treated rude and that's why we don't treat others rude either. (But I know there are ugly minded racist Japanese exist too especially in Internet...) Our traditional teaching in society is "don't treat others the way you don't want to be treated by others." Japanese who're rude to others are judged as not properly raised up by other Japanese. It's absolutely taboo. Therefore, many Japanese like people from other countries who are polite. Such people are treated even better. Impolite people aren't welcome, but still we welcome such people politely because we want to be humble, even against the people who are rude to us. We are torelate to the maximum revel of it. But when we feel like treated disgraceful, we might show you anger even it doesn't look so scary... And please don't get angry when you encounter people who don't answer to you or leaving you with saying anything when you talk to you. They're scared of "losing face" by failing speaking in English. Many Japanese have no chance to learn English properly in school because even English is Japanized (like many culture and products have been integrated in Japanese culture)! Actually, many want to make friends with people from the world. But "open-minded" is very exotic and unusual kind of value to many of us. Our culture have valued humble, secrecy for a long time and showing off like ability is still taboo. But because of internet, this kind of value gets much less than before. For example, young people might ask you taking your photo too casually which makes you feel like animal in Zoo... Even I was so frustrated by that when I went back to Japan. (But if you say "Yamete (stop it)" they might stop it.) There must be many things make people from overseas uncomfortable and I'm sorry for that. Please forgive your so-called "Galapagos island in far-east" by Japanese ourselves. (Excuse me, Galapagos! ) As a Japanese, I wish all of visitors and residents from any foreign countries... more

10 The Japanese are nature-loving people.

They always keep their environment as clean and as lovely as possible. I love on how the way they make their environment looks so comfortable.

Never mind the bad sides of technologies~they're making some ways to make it eco-friendly and etc.

Everything about them is great!

The Contenders
11 The Japanese are food-lovers.

Visited for a few weeks in April! The quality is outstanding...the food is the best I've ever had!
Sushi restaurants everywhere...I was never disappointed! I'll be going back for sure!

12 They have a very unique entertainment and culture

I love the Japanese people who appreciate art and culture.
However, they are incureable racists that hate all non-Japanese people. They teach racism in their schools and the News shows call all foreign people GaiKokujin which means "Outside Person. " So they think that others do not have any rights (like we are animals not people). If you don't believe me, go to Osaka. They are the worst most violent people I have met in my life.

Hey! I'm Japanese and I have many friends from different cultures. And also "GaiKokujin" actually mean "other country person"

13 Contrary to popular belief, the Japanese are not racists.

I live in Japan and I hear people call Japanese people racist but I will tell you this. I'm black and Japanese so it's very noticeable that I'm American. An outsider. But I recently started going to a Japanese school and I couldn't believe it. Everyone loves Americans. They love outsiders because they're different and they're cool. They look racist because Japanese people are very quiet about their opinions but in their heads, when they see an American, they wish they could be an American themselves.

14 Extensive railway network which brings you to almost all corners of the country.
15 Japan has some of the world's best tasting foods

One of the world's most tastiest foods, but it's simply just raw fish and rice. It's so tasty yet so simple.

My brother and I LOVE sushi! It's our favorite food!

Not only tasty, but also fresh and healthy.

16 Japan is a close ally of the United States

They are officially our closest Asian ally.

17 They make some of the most amazing art.
18 Japan created awesome characters like Princess Daisy, Yoshi, Link, Rosalina and more.

Actually, Nintendo created those characters but they were Japanese

19 They have funny hair commercials featuring clapping mohawks.
20 Japanese women are sexy
21 They have cancer-fighting foods
22 The people look youthful in their culture.
23 They gave us Godzilla
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