Tuesday, December 4, 2007

thoughts on Japan


Japan is a beautiful land, but the people, even more so. If my wife and her parents are typical, this is a culture build on respect and patience. One amazing thing:

Electronic gadgets are Very popular. But NO one uses their cell phone on a train or subway. None that I've seen! Yes, they do text often, but no one talks. NONE. I love that. Americans won't see the point, but anyone trying to read a book while someone is saying, "I'm on the train.... I'M ON THE TRAIN! I'll be there in 10 minutes..... I'LL BE THERE IN -" will KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. I can wait 10 minutes to say Hi to someone. Can't you?

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