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  • My favorite difference is the public restrooms.

  • They are clean, they are everywhere. It’s very impressive.

  • New one. We want the new one.

  • Hey guys and girls on Ask Japanese! This is Cathy Cat and today we have come to Asakusa.

  • Were gonna ask the foreigners here what the biggest difference is

  • between their country and Japan. Let’s ask foreigners in Japan.

  • Where are you from?

  • Los Angeles, California.

  • What is the biggest difference between Japan and your country?

  • They drive on the wrong side of the road.

  • The food, language and culture is totally different and it’s beautiful.

  • My favorite difference is the public restrooms.

  • They are clean, they are everywhere. It’s very impressive.

  • Where are you from?

  • Which city? – Seoul.

  • I see. Aww youre so cute.

  • What’s the biggest difference between Korea and Japan?

  • I think here are very old buildings and the patience.

  • But Korea always makes new ones.

  • We want the new one and best one. So it’s very different.

  • Lots of attention for tradition and traditional buildings. – That’s right.

  • Where are you from? – SwizerlandScotland.

  • What is the biggest difference between your country and Japan?

  • Everything. It’s just crazy here, but it’s amazing.

  • Obviously you can’t understand anything and the signs are all different.

  • It’s just so out there, so busy.

  • We have only seen Tokyo. Obviously, the food is quite different.

  • Language. This is one of the first places I have ever been where

  • I can’t understand anything.

  • Most places you can get by with a few words,

  • but it's like being on a different planet.

  • It’s unusual when you suddenly can’t get through with English, right?

  • It’s quite tricky, especially with my accent, which is quite strong.

  • We are trying. We are learning!

  • Culture wise, what’s the biggest difference you have seen so far?

  • We have been to the district where there’s all the electronics.

  • AkibaraAkihabara.

  • Just walking into these game halls. It’s just incredible. It’s so loud.

  • And people are just in there gaming.

  • Where we got married is completely in the coutryside

  • It’s an extreme culture difference to see that.

  • Me? I don’t understand the Anime, the Manga, the Maid Cafesthis kind of thing.

  • It’s a bit strange for me.

  • Okay, where are you from?

  • Toronto, Canada.

  • What is the biggest difference between Japan and Canada?

  • The style of the streets and stuff I think.

  • The culture. The food. Anything you can just eat while walking in Toronto.

  • We haven’t seen anything you can get and walk and eat with.

  • The temperature is a lot different.

  • The people are very nice and helpful.

  • Let’s start. Where are you from?

  • From France. – Which city? – Lyon.

  • What in your opinion is the biggest difference between Japan and France?

  • People are very welcoming. Nice. Always.

  • And smiling.

  • The food, yes the food.

  • Those were all the questions, thank you very much!

  • So we asked people about the difference between their country and Japan.

  • Which is very interesting. I actually find that Germany and Japan

  • has many similarities, which surprised me when I came here first.

  • Some cultural things like being spot on time and working very hard.

  • There are a couple of things that are similar while other things differ again.

  • What is the biggest difference between your country and Japan?

  • Something that you realized and thought was interesting.

  • In Western societies, one of the biggest difference that I find is

  • In Western countries, we tend to think more of us as important

  • and others come next. While in Japan while you generally first think

  • of the other person and then of yourself.

  • And there is more of group thinking going on.

  • Those were some of the biggest differences that I found

  • living here and living in the West.

  • Thank you for watching, looking forward to reading your comments!

  • If you have time and would like to do some subtitles for us,

  • please do some subtitles for us. Looking forward to seeing them and comments!

  • Thanks for watching and catch you soon on Ask Japanese!

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Biggest DIFFERENCE between JAPAN and YOUR COUNTRY? Let's ask foreigners in Japan

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