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Re: Japan Life Guide
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I found a website that recommend about Japan Budget life topic.
Some ideas are good, some are funny.
http://www.quirkyjapan.or.tv/budget.html

Posted on: 2008/12/17 15:54
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Re: Japan Life Guide
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Quote:

Ake3946 wrote:
I found a website that recommend about Japan Budget life topic.
Some ideas are good, some are funny.
http://www.quirkyjapan.or.tv/budget.html


You're right, some of those tips are good and some are illegal or embarrassing to other foreigners.

Don't try to cheat the train systems please.
Don't wash your clothes in an onsen (hot springs), that's just disgusting.

Posted on: 2008/12/17 23:00
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Re: Japan Life Guide
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Our behaviour outside the dojo is just as important as what we do inside the dojo. The so-called tips listed on the website above are like Derrick said, disgusting.

Japanese life is different from your home country, and it takes time to learn how to do things efficiently and easily here. Japanese people call these tips and tricks 裏ワザ, urawaza, "secret ways of doing things" that save time and money, and are the subject of television variety shows and magazine articles. These are not illegal or rude things. Instead they are simple and efficient solutions to every day dilemmas you encounter here in Japan. For those who don't read or speak Japanese, there Nihon Hacks is an English language homepage with lots of urawaza tips, contests and inspiration on how to live frugally. Also see Lisa Kateyama's book, Urawaza - Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan.

Posted on: 2008/12/18 11:39
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