Japan,The Most polite Country In The world-5 Amazing Reasons Why
7 November 2019 Blog
The Japanese are renowned for politeness, yet the people of Tokyo don’t think they are polite enough. There’s one thing Asia does better than anywhere else: service. And the place in Asia where it is practised at a higher level than anywhere else is Japan. … Japan is probably the most polite place on earth. From the unfailingly courteous taxi drivers in their immaculate vehicles to the precisely wrapped parcels for the most humble department store purchase and the little dance of bows guests get from attendants whenever they enter a hotel, Indeed,Japan is probably the most polite place on earth
The concept of omotenashi, or selfless hospitality, is a cornerstone of Japanese culture. It’s a privilege for a host to welcome guests and make sure all their needs are seen to. This applies in every aspect of life, in shops, restaurants and even helping strangers in the street.
Given that the greater region of the city houses more than 13 million people, the sense of order and calm as everyone goes about their responsibilities with concern for others is remarkable
Japan has a population of 126 million, much of which are found in the larger cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Kobe. With a high density of people crowded into a relatively small space, people have to learn to get along with one another.
At the same time, Japan is made up of local Japanese with very few foreigners among them, so they are also very similar in culture, values, and manners.
Politeness is a typical characteristic of the Japanese that other people admire, and here are five possible reasons why.
1: Japanese Philosophy and Religion
For the Japanese, the country and family are considered more important than self. This idea stems from the teachings of Confucius, the Chinese sage who laid down strict codes of conduct, as well as Shinto religious beliefs.
For centuries, Japanese have been taught from a young age that they need to be responsible members of their families and their country, and serve others’ needs before their own.
2: Group Culture and Rules
Japanese culture is known to be highly complicated with very fine differences between what is seen to be ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, and it continues to have a strong influence on anyone who wants to live and work in Japan. Unlike in Western societies, the ‘group’ is seen as more important than the ‘individual’.
3: Children’s Upbringing and Schooling
Japanese parents place a whole lot of importance on teaching social manners so that the child avoids causing trouble for them and for others. Many stress the value of learning the social ‘rules’ so that their behaviour is not criticized by other people.
4: Extremely Close Encounters
Rules guide the way the Japanese live and interact with others, and everyone is generally very polite to each other no matter if you are friends or strangers. They try to avoid all kinds of conflict, especially in the public eye. This is partly because there is so little personal space available in the over-crowded cities and people know they need to cooperate and respect others to make life flow more smoothly for themselves.
5: Individual Status and the Formal ‘Pecking order’
The way a Japanese uses everyday language clearly shows who they are and who they speak to. There are formal rules for speaking differently to different people depending on their age and relationship to you. Even a simple greeting like ‘good morning’ can be formal or informal, depending on who you say it to and when
I hope you find time to visit Japan and find out for yourself
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