Six of the most terrible and strange features of Japanese culture


For the European consciousness in the Japanese culture a lot of strange and sometimes downright incomprehensible. In no other country of tradition, technology and living conditions are not so intricately intertwined. Samurai ideals live together with the latest computers and centenarians born in the 19th century — with teenagers in costumes Pokemon. Despite the remarkable development of all, with regard to technology, the Japanese culture — one of the most conservative, closed and incomprehensible to foreigners.

Below you will find six of the most bizarre aspects of the culture of "Land of the Rising Sun."


Hikikomori — these are young people who do not wish to communicate with the outside world. Of course, in every culture, there is a small number of people, who are called "Cabin Fever", but it's usually older people or the elderly, many of whom suffer from mental disorders such as depression or agoraphobia.

The peculiarity of the Japanese "hermits" — age. It's either teenagers or young people in his early twenties, which are almost completely cut off from the outside world. There are several objective reasons for the appearance of a huge number of hikikomori: the first, of course — is the internet, the second — a monstrous load in educational institutions, which few people can endure, and, finally, loving parents who are willing to keep their kids to old age, as long as they do not flew out of the "nest."

Usually referred to by the term hikikomori young people had spent in his room without work and communicate more than six months. Psychologists are already talking about the "lost millions".


Despite the legend of the yakuza, the crime rate in Japan is one of the lowest (below only in Monaco). All weapons — from pistols to ceremonial swords, be sure to register with the police.

However, if you only make it to the dock — down the drain. 99 percent of the ships come to an end in a conviction. In addition, Japan is still being sentenced to death, usually by hanging. In the year executed for 2-3 people, and about the impending execution of convicted alert in just a few hours. The family reportedly already an accomplished penalty.

Attitude to work

Everyone knows that the Japanese — one of the most disciplined and hard-working employees in the world. However, the image of a businessman, an alcoholic, frequenter of karaoke bars not too far from the truth. The Japanese are really drink a lot, at corporate sake flows like a river and junior staff try in vain to keep up with their hardened by long years of training bosses.

But what's really amazing — no matter how many Japanese do not drink in the evening, in the morning it will be like a cucumber and start to work on time. In addition, the Japanese culture is considered perfectly normal to take a nap in the workplace, it is even encouraged. It is believed that the man who hath inclined his head on the desk, working to exhaustion and especially dedicated.


The phenomenon Kodokushi (lonely death) — a silhouette of a body of a deceased person. It is formed when the body undetected for a long time.

Workers who are involved in shipping furniture, they say that very often encounter here are "kodokushi." According to a private company, about 300 of the 1,500 cases, they stumble upon these sad symbols of human loneliness.

The traditional image of Japanese family, when, under the same roof coexisted for generations, is outdated, and now more and more old people live alone.

This happens with temporary workers or contract workers — many men and women of this category of workers will never marry nor are given in marriage. They die alone, and no one knows about their deaths.


Japanese manners have always been rigorous, including in relation to the "adult film." Although the ban is to shoot hardcore in Japan does not exist, the genitals in the video have to be blurred to meet national notions of morality.

This relaxed version of the Japanese porn complemented by the so-called "bukkake" — a demonstration of the resulting liquid as a result of the evidence that has occurred between the actors did an "act of love."

It is interesting that a lot of young Japanese do not show any interest in sex, especially guys. They are called "soshoku Dunshee" or "vegetarians".


While the whole world is spending a lot of money on trying to make myself perfectly straight teeth, Japanese teens are passionate about the exact opposite. Last rapidly spreading trend among Japanese youth called "yaeba" (literally "double tooth"). This attachment, which creates the impression of jutting out of his mouth ribs. By the way, is quite expensive.

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