A friend of mine just pointed me to this page. They’re the answers to things you probably never knew you wanted to know about Japan.
And in case you were wondering, I didn’t know the answers either. I probably asked many of those questions at one time, but because I’ve been living here so long I’ve stopped analyzing the differences, or even noticing them. Instead, I accept things for what they are–just like Japanese.
Seriously, when’s the last time you asked questions like that about your own culture?