１. Everything is packed so large!
What surprises Japanese people at the supermarket in other countries are the giant portions of meat!
▼Small portions are available in Japan
▼Thinly sliced meat is also available.
We used sliced meat quite often, like in shabu shabu. Everything is well prepared and ready to be cooked.
Shabu-shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ , also spelled shyabu-shyabu?) is a Japanese dish featuring thinly sliced beef boiled in water.
2. Every street has a name.
▼In Japan, this isn’t always true.
We have street names in Japan too but they’re limited for boulevards or main streets. How do you ask for directions in Japan?
Don’t worry. We find a recognizable landmark, such as businesses like McDonald’s or convenience stores. Then we will explain using those places.
3. Sudden conversation begun by a stranger
Some foreigners will suddenly talk to us once they realize that we are Japanese. Maybe they know about Japanese culture and are interested in it but have no chance to speak to Japanese people. It can be scary especially for women, as in Japan normally we don’t speak to strangers.