In the previous As Seen In I told you all about unusual and typical things I encountered in Finland, Bosnia and the Netherlands. Japan had so many I don’t know where to begin, so let’s start with the first one.
Do you remember the Friends episode where Joey makes an ad for lipstick for men? I always thought it was a joke that celebrities did these weird advertisements in Japan, until I ran into this facial fitness device recommended by Ronaldo. Go laugh at the video too.
At check out they don’t take money from your or give you money directly, but put it on a special tray first. Even if you hand them the money directly they will first put it on the tray and then take it. For the first few times I just thought they didn’t trust my dirty paws!
Some trains have female carriages during rush hour. Not because they are thoughtful but because of too many groping hands during rush hour. Talking about trains … another thing I noticed was that the people there have the amazing ability to fall asleep on trains, in any kind of pose.
Umbrellas are everywhere. You find these umbrella disposable bag dispensers at almost every entrance. No more walking around a store with a wet umbrella or forgetting your umbrella because you placed it in a holder and forgot it on your way out.
What is the weirdest or most unusual thing you’ve experienced in another country or culture?