13 Photos That Prove Japan Is Not Like Any Other Country

Japanese culture is absolutely incomparable to any in our Western world. Their deeply rooted politeness, precision, and dedication to work are rarely seen anywhere else.

And though you might know Japan as a home to anime, sumo wrestlers, cherry blossoms and bullet trains, their ingenuity shows in many other aspects of their daily lives. Starting with extremely innovative toilets and vending machines filled with fresh farm eggs, to the unique system of Tokyo subway and drainage canals swarming with Koi fish. These are just a particle of the interesting facts about Japanese culture. Actually, there are so many that this one post couldn't fit them all. Bored Panda has compiled some of the weirdest inventions, cultural practices and amazing facts about Japan that will make this country your go-to destination.

1. Bus Drivers In Japan Were On Strike But Continued Driving Their Routes While Refusing To Take Fares From Passengers

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2. Drink Cans Have Names Written In Braille On The Top

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3. Japanese Fans Stayed Behind After The FIFA World Cup 2014 Match To Help Clean Up

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4. There Are Baby Seats Attached To The Wall In Most Bathrooms

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5. You Can Often Find This Kind Of Toilet In Japan. Wash Your Hands And Reuse The Water For Your Next Flush

6. Japan's Manhole Covers Are Beautiful

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7. Most Japanese Schools Don't Have Custodians. Instead, The Students Do The Cleaning Themselves As A Part Of Showing Gratitude To The School And Learning How To Become More Productive Members Of Society

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8. The Note In Japanese Says, "I Accidentally Knocked Over Your Bike And Broke The Bell. I Am Very Sorry"

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9. This Is How Smooth The Bullet Train Is In Japan

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10. Koi Fishes Even Live In Drainage Channels In Japan

11. Another Reason Why I Love Japan

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12. This Toilet In Japan Has A System Of Occupied/Vacant Toilets Information

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13. At Narita International Airport (Tokyo) They Give You Free Origami Instead Of Candy

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  1. Wow..such a beautiful ideas... Why can't our country adopt these few ideas to improve ...

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  2. After seeing all these, I also love Japan, I want to meet Japanese people.

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  3. Long live and God bless Japan

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  4. Excellent and hats off to their creativity.. 👏👏👏👏

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  5. I love Japan because of there moral, cultural, ethical values 👍🌹

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  6. 1967 was my first trip to Japan and it was “ coup de foundre ". No country in the world can match Japan where hygiene and good manners are concerned.

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  7. Wow hope in our country we can dream of such disciplined life

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  8. "Their deeply rooted politeness, precision, and dedication to work are rarely seen anywhere else. "

    Your immediate stereotyping is really very racist.

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    1. if that were true then you couldn't describe any group of people. This oversensitivity to stereotypes is very stupid. Also, I don't think the japanese people will get offended if you called them polite or dedicated. Don't be ridiculus

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  9. If they could only give up eating whale meat they would be perfect.

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    1. Yes I appeal to the honourable people of Japan please stop killing whales! ! We love you and respect you for showing us so much light !!

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  10. No wonder why... Japan is leading in the world in every aspects.
    Their sense of livong is so high.
    Highly civilised citizens(Japanese).
    ✌🤘

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  11. Japanese and Japan country is good and Japanese have love because it's a Buddhist country....

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  12. I've heard that the meat of dogs and cats is consumed in Japan...Can anyone tell me the truth?

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    1. I've heard the meat of pigs, cows, chickens, lambs and many other animals, some of which are quite cute, at least when they are young, are eaten in almost every country. Can you tell me the truth?

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