FIFTEEN THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT JAPANESE PEOPLE
Japanese people are very surprising. Not only because they are good at time management but also because they have a lot of habits that are not easy to understand by other people. With that being said, we all understand how their perfectionism aligns with their financial success. If you are inspired by Japanese people, please take time to see five ways you could earn money online during the confinement.
Let's get started with the habits
1- Japanese people use plastic transparent umbrellas when it rains
Even though all of us can notice that Japanese people use colorful umbrellas with their national costume, they actually prefer wearing plastic transparent umbrellas when it rains.
The idea of plastic umbrellas came from the fact that the colorful umbrellas used for the kimonos were made with cotton and could not really preserve the kimono's cleanliness during rains.
So when it was raining the kimonos used to become dirty with a lot of stains because of the colorful umbrellas made with cotton.
Therefore the plastic transparent umbrellas made a big difference and started to become popular. And you too, you can be elegant with a plastic transparent umbrella whenever you visit Japan.
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2- They drink white Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola had to made a transparent coke in Japan because many Japanese consumers felt uncomfortable when drinking coke at their workplace. Given that coke originally has a black color, all their colleagues and even their boss could know what they were drinking.
So Coca-Cola removed the caramel that used to give the black color and even added a lemon taste to its transparent coke. That made a big difference for Japanese consumers because their colleagues can’t know what they are drinking. A glass of transparent coke looks like a glass of water. Isn't that cool?
Did you just say “Ha ha”?
Well, “Ha ha” is a way to say mother in Japanese. So, when you say “Ha ha" while laughing, you actually say “mother” in the Japanese language. Well, that's not the only way to say mother and by the way, we will see that point further, God willing.
3- They use their two hands to give or receive things
Japanese people generally show respect to other people. Even the way they share greetings is respectful. And whenever they have to give something to someone or to receive a thing from someone, they use their two hands as a sign of respect. That elegant attitude shows how God’s fingerprint is great into human beings, giving them kindness, respect and love. God loves each of us and wants us to love one another and show mutual respect in our daily life. Get to know God's will.
4- They don't like saying the numbers 4, 9, 49 and 94.
Japanese people consider that the numbers 4 and 9 are unlucky. There are two ways to say the numbers 4 and 9 (the number 7 too). One of the ways to say 4 sounds exactly as the way Japanese say death. The number 4 is し (shi) and death is (死, shi).
One of the ways to say 9 sounds exactly as the way Japanese say agony. The number 9 is く (ku) and agony is (苦, ku).
So don't be surprised if a Japanese friend doesn't use those numbers.
5- If you go to a Japanese building, you won't find the fourth floor. So after the third floor, you'll find the fifth one. That means they will consider the fourth floor as the fifth one.
Talking about death, I strongly encourage all those who read that post to think about their soul. We all need God in our life, God loves us very much and wants to give us all kind of blessings. Please accept Jesus as your savior to be saved by grace and have eternal life to live happily, forever, on the new earth that God will create. Please get to know God by joining my Christian space on Quora.
6- Japanese people say “bread” the same way Spanish speakers say “bread” in Spanish
Both Japanese and Spanish speakers say “pan” when they talk about bread. In Japanese, it is written パン and in Spanish it's written “pan”. The same pronunciation to say the same thing in two different languages. Willing to learn Japanese, to study and even work in Japan? Check out that fellowship fully funded by Japan's government.
7- Japanese men don't send Valentine's gifts. Women give them gifts
That's surprising for many people but Japanese men don't send gifts on Valentine's day. Women send the gifts.
In Japan, women are the ones who give presents for Valentine’s Day, and the presents are chocolates. There are actually two different major classes of Valentine’s Day chocolate in Japan: Honmei choco and giri choco.
Honmei means “favorite” (in the sense of “expected winner”), and so honmei choco is what a woman gives to a guy she’s actually got romantic feelings for. Giri, meanwhile, means “duty” or “obligation,” and so giri choco are the gifts of chocolate women give to bosses, coworkers, or other acquaintances as a social nicety.
By the way, christian people don't celebrate Valentine's day. If you want to get more information on the lifestyle of real christians, please join my Christian space on Quora.
8- Japanese celebrate the White day
Japanese women send Valentine's gifts on February 14, and one month later Japanese men send their gifts. So they do it on Marche 14.
The white day was established since 1980 and is a ‘reply day’ for men to reciprocate the presents they received from women on St. Valentine’s.
The day was so named because the color white is considered a symbol of purity and is closely associated with an innocent kind of teen love in Japanese culture.
On White Day, men are expected to present girls with gifts roughly two or three times the value of what they received a month earlier.
If the man does not return any gifts at all, it is considered a disdainful spurn, while simply giving the equivalent amount of chocolate they received is perceived as a sign that they wish to cut the relationship.
By the way, christian people don't celebrate the White day either. If you want to get more information on the lifestyle of real christians, please join my Christian space on Quora.
9- Japanese have snow mangoes and each mango can cost the equivalent of up to US $ 500.
10- They eat a fish that contains POISON, yes a fish that contains POISON😲
Japanese people are not scared at all. They have guts! They eat a fish called fugu and it's more poisonous than Cyanide. That deadly putterfish is so poisonous that even a small mistake during its preparation can be fatal.
The liver of this fish contains a poison called tetradotoxin, and at a certain dose that substance can lead to the paralysis of the muscles necessary to breathe.
However the fugu-sashi, pufferfish sashimi, is famous as a high-class dish in Japan. Using exceptionally thin blades called fugu hiki, only trained and licensed chefs are permitted to separate the fugu’s poisonous organs from its delicate white meat. The translucent slices are then artistically arranged, often complimenting the pattern of the underlying plate with a circular presentation, like that of a blooming flower.
Some restaurants specializing in fugu-sashi only serve the dish from October to March, when the fugu fatten up to survive the cold winter months. Fugu-sashi
Would you dare to try out that poisonous fish or would you be afraid of eating it. I don't personnally know its antipoison but there are other antipoisons that you can purchase to counteract slow poison taken in food and beverage. ANTIPOISON TEA
By the way, everybody's life is in God's hands. Nothing can happen to us without God's authorization. Ask questions about God
11- Japanese people came with the first electric rice cooker
Even though rice doesn't originally come from Japan, the Japanese people were the ones who invented the electric rice cooker.
In December 1956, the Toshiba Corporation placed the first commercially successful automated electric rice cookers on the market. It used a double-chamber indirect rice cooking method. Rice was placed into the rice pot, and water into a surrounding container. Read more
Rice originally comes from China (and later Thailand and India) and even the chinese market was pleased by the electric rice cooker invented by Japanese people. Let's see what this rice cooker looks like. Please note that the language spoken is Mandarin.
Well, this is how a Japanese mother cooks her rice without (using) any electric rice cooker.
12- They have a delicious rice cake that can kill those who eat it
Even though fugu is a poisonous fish, it's not the most dangerous food in Japan. Actually, Japanese have a delicious rice cake called Mochi. It is very chewy and can make people suffocate if they don't chew it properly.
Mochi are cute round buns made of soft and chewy rice. The rice is first steamed and then pounded and mashed. The resulting sticky rice mass is then formed into the final mochi shape and baked or boiled.
Families traditionally celebrate New Year by cooking a vegetable broth in which they heat the mochi.
How do they kill?
The buns are chewy and sticky. Given they are far bigger than bite-sized, they need to be laboriously chewed before swallowing.
Anyone who can't chew properly - like children, or the elderly - will be likely to find them hard to eat.
If not chewed but simply swallowed, the sticky mochi gets stuck in the throat - and can lead to suffocation.
According to Japanese media, 90% of those rushed to hospital from choking on their new year's dish are people aged 65 or older.
What's a safe way to eat them?
Chew, chew, chew. If that's not possible, the rice cakes need to be cut into smaller pieces.
Each year, authorities issue public warnings in the run-up to the new year festivities advising that people - especially the very young and elderly - should only eat mochi cut down to smaller little chunks. Source
Try out Mochi ice creams
A Japanese-American bakery turned the traditional Japanese mochi treat into a new type of fusion food — flattened sheets that are then wrapped around perfectly formed scoops of ice cream, creating what looks like colorful snowballs. The mochi dough makes this ice cream treat a little chewy, but definitely tasty. These delicate desserts are so popular they've made their way into their own freezer at Whole Foods. You can find mochi ice cream in traditional American flavors like chocolate and vanilla, as well as some seemingly more adventurous like green tea and black sesame. Source
Do It Yourself (DIY) Mochi ice creams
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