Two US Women Talk About Living In Japan – Culture Shock

Sharla and Rachel in Japan

 

Things two US women (Sharla and Rachel) find difficult to do in Japan.

1. Squat toilet.
2. Taking off shoes quickly when entering someone’s home.
3. Slimy/gooey/stickey foods – some foods are like this. Hard for her to eat.
4. Riding bikes is hard but very common in Japan.
5. Naked in some public places, common showers or steambaths.
6. Using the correct form of polite speech that recognizes the other person’s position or rank.

Video link courtesy Melanie Flory

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