Good Habits in Japan that Make People Feel Safe

cars in japan waiting for the green light

Good Habits in Japan that Make People Feel Safe

Japan is known as a country with a society that obeys the rules. In many countries, rules exist to be broken. One trivial thing like crossing the street, we all know that we have to wait until the green light to cross the road. However, many in our country are still breaking when they have the chance. Even it happened at night, when the road was deserted and maybe some of the street policemen had been caught off guard, they still waited for the green light to go. The question is, why are they willing to wait when they have the opportunity to get to their destination quickly?

Imagine how difficult it is when a foreigner moves to Japan and has to adapt to life there. Maybe it’s a hard start, because we’re used to breaking. However, if we think about the long term? Isn’t this what we want? Living with no problems? This article will discuss the rules that exist in Japan and how they teach to behave in a disciplined manner.

Familiarize discipline behavior since childhood

One day, an American mother moved to Japan for some business. She has two young children, about to enter the playgroup period. She recounted her parenting experience in the form of an article on savvytokyo. In addition, she also shared his observations about the way Japanese mothers raise their children. She learned a lot from mothers in Japan, one of which was about the management of “Ma no Nisai” or the term in America, namely The Terrible Two’s. When a Japanese mother sees her child causing trouble in public, like crying and screaming at the playground or park, and the parents seem relatively unconcerned.

This case can make us wonder, why do parents let their children cry? Most of us will surely reprimand the child, not a few parents even pinch the child to be quiet. However, this is actually not done by parents in Japan. Japanese parents seem to wait until the child is calm and able to be discussed. The reaction to reprimanding a child in a crowd is considered to be lacking in maintaining the child’s self-esteem. Acting to discipline a child personally can also maintain a parent’s self-esteem.

Here, the behavior of parents is expected to be a role model for their children to imitate. So, parents must also consider and know correctly what is being done and how the behavior does not set a bad example for their children. The focus that must be addressed by parents is to train children to be disciplined. Give examples of the behavior over and over again. Such as teaching to arrange shoes that have been used from the outside neatly in place. This is exemplified and done by children many times until it becomes a routine.

It takes time to set the right rules and make them clear to many people’s minds. But that’s the effort required to get rid of a cluttered mind.

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Japan applies rules for every little thing

Japan has detailed regulations to create security and peace for its country. Rules exist even for interactions between people, the grammar used, and how to toast with older people. Various rules set in Japan must be based on good ethics, which will result in good behavior and habits for the people.

When you want to travel to Japan there are also some rules that you have to do. Usually the tour company will provide education about local manners and customs during the trip. They think that tourists represent Japan and should try their best to make a good impression while there.

Some things to note include:

– Do not call on the train because it will disturb other passengers.

– Queue and prioritize passengers who get off when boarding the train.

– Don’t walk while eating,

– Dispose of garbage in the place provided

– Ensure that the toilet and sink are dry

– Walk on the left side of the road

Well! We have arrived at the end of the article, the message we got from Japan that big things require perseverance and good habits.

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