Japan hates foreigners that don’t know these simple train rules

Japan hates foreigners that don’t know these simple train rules

I take the headphones out and then back in on the train It’s very crowded so this is etiquette in Japan. Foreigners sit on the floor! Hey guys and girls on Ask Japanese it’s CathyCat. When you come to Japan you are bound to use the trains here, even if you come for the first time you will have to travel by train. There are many rules to consider that go around the Japanese train system. We asked Japanese people this time on the streets of Tokyo, which rules they wish foreigners who come to Japan would actually know. Let’s go and find out. If you are new don’t forget to sub for more content here from Japan. Let’s go and Ask Japanese. Foreigners often have backpacks. Wear them on the front! Or put them on your knee or between your legs if you’re sitting. On your back, your backpack will knock against other people carry your backpack on your front while on the train. Japanese people care about that. – That’s good manners here! I want foreigners to be more quiet on the train. Foreigners tend to… – Speak too loudly! – Yes we hear them loudly on the train. I wish they would tune their voices down a little. I wish foreigners were less loud on the train. When on the train, I try to keep the “Priority Seats” open at all times But when the seat is free, many foreigners just sit on it. I wish foreigners kept the seat open If you don’t need a priority seat, keep it open! – Yes. Also, I wish foreigners would stop littering. – On the train? I have seen people throw their bubble teas on the train floor. And around here there is lots of littering. In Japan we have many garbage bags…. we don’t? Not many? That’s why they do that! Still! Please throw it away in the bin! – If you can’t find it look for it… use the station bins. – Yeh bins at the station! Keep looking guys. – Also about money… don’t change it all the time. If there are people waiting behind… have the money ready. You also mean having enough money on the train card? When the barriers shut behind that’s embarrassing. I know foreigners want to take pictures here… but some take them in the middle of the road during red lights that’s dangerous and disrupts the traffic it’s dangerous for everyone so please don’t. And people who step into flower patches. Think of the person who made the flowers. Don’t do that. – Don’t! Also stop taking pics without permission. – Sneaky pictures are bad. Let’s stop that too. – What do you do on the trains? I put my backpack on the front. – I don’t use earphones much either. When I get on the train I take them out for a moment You can’t hear the announcements and they can get caught I hate that. Once my headphones got dragged along when I got on the train That’s why I take them off first and put them in later. Have your earphones been ripped out before? – Yes. They got stuck in someone’s bag when they came back to me… the plastic part was missing. Since then I am more careful and take them out. – Good idea. I’ll remember that. I am against what everyone says. I think foreigners should normally chat on the train. I think our quiet Japanese manners suck. I hate it. I approve of western rules. We Japanese are too tense. Even if you keep the “don’t talk loudly” rule… having some listen loudly to music is the same issue. It’s wrong to judge foreigners for talking if others do that. Be careful of the earphone volume? – Yeah it’s double standards to expect foreigners not to talk then. It’s double standards. – I think that’s strange. Fix that Japan. – There are many pregnant ladies here. make sure you let them sit on your seat. That’s common sense. Japanese people care about that. Foreigners should too. I think. – True in Japan there is a bag strap that pregnant ladies can wear on their bags. – We call it the maternity mark. – If you see it… you should give the seat to the woman, even if she is young. – Very gentleman What else do you not like on trains? – Smells. Body odor? – Yeah sweat and such I mean guys wash or wipe your sweat. It’s very crowded so this is etiquette in Japan. I think we should all watch that. Get that. Especially in summer it’s tough. Don’t put your luggage on the floor and then sit on that! I saw foreigners do that. That’s not good. I think – What should they do instead? – Put the luggage up and don’t forget it on the racks. There are racks to put luggage on trains What else can you think of? – Don’t eat food on the trains! You are not allowed to? – It’s bad manners… We were just in Taiwan for a shoot… if you eat on the trains you get charged a high fee In Japan, is there some punishment? – no but… Eating even small sweets in this size… will get you negative attention. Like “You are breaking the rules!” Phone sounds! You can’t make calls inside the train. I wish foreigners knew that. True, nobody makes calls on the train. – Also in big groups please don’t talk in loud voices. Recently I thought that. – Why recently It wasn’t foreigners but a group of Japanese…. who were all talking loudly on the train… Foreigners get blamed for that, but young Japanese are doing it now too. – Yes I sometimes see foreigners eat on the train Even just sometimes… It’s a very limited space. I wish they’d care about the food smells and such Is there anything that you can eat? – I don’t know. – Sweets and gum is ok but not things that smell please avoid those. – Bread and riceballs? Those are… – Not good either? – Yeah I personally would not want that. – Abroad that might be ok because it seems to be free there but not in Japan. Please don’t act to freely on our trains. Don’t talk loudly on the train. Please stop that. Act to “freely” like what? What exactly? – Sometimes there are videos on twitter where foreigners start suddenly dancing inside the train We are in Japan and we have our rules. Don’t come here with yours. On the platform sometimes foreigners or Japanese will smoke If foreigners see Japanese smoke, they think it’s ok to smoke too Please understand that Japanese are doing it against the rules and that you should not copy that behavior. There isn’t always station staff to tell you off I see old bad men smoke Don’t copy their behavior. Only in smoking areas and apart from that don’t smoke. – Just in smoking areas Foreigners sometimes sit on the floor, cause they don’t know better I see many foreigners sit on the floor or on the platform floor, having a party there. They spread out, I think that won’t work in Japan where everyone is busy. You might collide. Don’t do it. In Japan you don’t sit outside on the floor. – Not much We are live by the rules. We try to act properly. That’s why we don’t sit on the floor I was wondering why Japanese don’t sit outside on the floor. Maybe it’s because Japanese houses are so clean. You wouldn’t sit on someone’s sofa with clothes that touched the floor outside. – That is one point and since the floor is dirty we don’t want to soil our clothes. Yeah don’t sit on the floor. Those were all questions. Thank you. Top 5 train rules to know when you come to Japan number 1 – stand in line when you enter the train Japanese people see this almost as a common thing in that it’s totally common knowledge that you have to do that while in some country you don’t stand in line which means foreigners will cut in line. You will get a lot of hate for that. People will not call you out for it but you will make yourself very unpopular if you don’t do this. If people stand in line in front of the train, stand behind them. Don’t cut in line. The reason for that being: The door opens for people that come out people who are blocking the door will step outside and then everyone goes in in order If you have been standing there first person in line, maybe because you left one train and you waited for the next one so you get to sit down. So don’t cut in line. Number 1 Once you get onto the crowded trains, especially the more crowded they are, take off your backpack and put it on your front. The reason for that is not because of thieves but your bag will hit and hurt people behind you, especially people who stay in the isle. They tend to hold onto the side, facing the people who are sitting and their back is free. Other people will try and squeeze into that narrow gap there when they trains are crowded and if someone wears a backpack, the gap is gone. Be sure that you put your backpack to the front or if you have larger luggage, put it on the rack on top of the seats to hold these items Number 3 respect the priority seats. Usually at the beginning or the end of train carts are priority seats. You can see them because they have certain signs they will say “priority seat” and the seat color will be different. These seats are for people who need the seat generally more than the average person. People who are pregnant, who have injuries, older people and such. Respect those seats. I know that many Japanese business men are guilty of not respecting the seats and just sitting down on those. Please don’t follow that example. If you see someone who needs the seat more than you please stand up. Also there is a little strap on bags that women will carry. It shows a mother and her child it’s a little pink strap you might see it around. The symbol is also over the priority seats these seats are to be made vacated for ladies who carries these because it means they are with child. So treat them with care too. Another things that foreigners get criticized for the most is talking too loud on the trains. You’ll realize it when you go onto a Japanese train, especially during rush hours they are very quiet. Because getting squished into the train like a sardine causes a lot of stress and pressure on people who are going to or coming off work. Don’t talk too loud because it might annoy the people around you. Same for music, if you have your headphones in make sure they are not too loud either to disturb other passengers. And of course do not talk on your phone on the train. Don’t do it. Number 5 get off the train if you block other passengers. At ever stop, especially when it’s busy people will go out of the train and lots of people will go in. Even if it’s very crowded and you are standing in front of the door but you don’t need to get off on that stop. Still you need to get off, let the other passengers out and then go back onto the train. Don’t do the thing that I have seen one guy doing. He held onto the handholds and did a twirly thing while people flooded out of the train left and right just don’t do it. It makes you look silly. Those were some of the rules you need to know, before you come to Japan. There is a big system in place for rules here riding on the train in tokyo. Please make sure that you know these things before you come so you don’t embarrass yourself and make yourself look bad. I hope you have a great day don’t forget to sub to our channel, tick the notification bell, give us a like and catch you soon for more stuff on Ask Japanese. Bye.

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  1. The most annoying situation was when I came back from Kobe to Tokyo by Shinkanzen. I was very exhausted, so I tried to get some rest and sleep on the train. There was an exchange class made up of Students from an American Highschool. They were shouting over seats, eating smelly food, putting suitcases into the walking area and being very obnoxious over all. At some point the train operator came and tried to tame them, but because of the language barrier he was simply ignored. Then I asked them to be more respectful of the others and turn it down a notch, but to no avail.

    As a German I felt very annoyed about this situation because I was really enjoying Japanese customs and already got used to it. Then this nightmare happened. I can completely understand all the complaints made in this video. Dont act like assholes abroad guys, Japanese people cant tell if you are from America, Europe or some other part of the world. They will just think its another "Baka Gaijin"

  2. I think a lot of those rules are pretty inconsiderate. Chances are if there's a bunch of foreigners/tourists on a train, they'll need to communicate with each other, maybe even across the carriage, or maybe it's the first time they've had a chance to stop walking/travelling and it's the first opportunity they've had to eat anything since you're also not allowed to eat and walk. When CAN you eat if you're travelling then???? Also I'd say, other than making sure that it's not blocking the walkways, don't tell me what to do with my luggage/belongings. Also if I'm sitting on the ground, out of everyone's way, because I've been walking for the past 10 hours with luggage, mind your own business.

  3. I wish natives learned how to follow basic rules and common sense in my country:) I think I am partly Japanese on the inside.
    Anyway I love train rules in Amsterdam, you can drink and eat there as long as you are not littering the floor with crumbs and stuff. I think it is quite reasonable, do not make mess:)

  4. I appreciate that guy for being honest about the loud speaking and his opinion that foreigners should be loud and so should Japanese…. but I completely disagree. The quietness of the trains is so nice. I live in America and I love my country and people but we as well as many other westerners are loud as hell and its very annoying. I wonder if he's spent time in somewhere like New York or London etc, i think his opinion might change if he does. He sounds kind of like he's just trying to be a rebel without any real experience. I'll take the strict rules for some peace and quiet over the obnosxious public behavior of most big city westerners in a heart beat.

  5. Upon every stop in train stations there are mobile shops (Obasans) with local obento specialities. Why can't I eat that in the train? (By the way, I love eating Durian in a train)

  6. Why sometimes people that is being interviewed don't look Cathy at the eyes when she is talking or even when they are answering to her ?

  7. Welp, despite the repeated topics, it was only a matter of time before the comments section rallied an uproar, cheers AJ.

  8. WTF are they talking about? Japan is the first country i saw where i thought why do they sit on the floor so much outside and was surprised as heck and they saying they don't do that and foreigners do that more? I lived in Japan for half a year and it literally shocked me when I see so many Japanese sit outside on the floor on the streets or wherever and I'm like I thought they would be too uptight to do that shit yet they do it all the time. They don't even have seats when you watch an event sometimes, everyone just squats or sits. How the fuck you going to tell me Japanese people don't sit on floors. Go the an airpot and look for an outlet and you going to find Asian girls sitting there with their chargers looking like they having a picnic. Go to an american airport and you will probably not even see anybody sitting on the floor.

  9. I will follow the rules. Some Japanese don't follow these rules either so it gets confusing sometimes…

    ooh, there isn't a lot of fun in japan is there…

  10. 13:55 in our country we do that too, bud I saw one old lady, who instead to get out of tram, she just holded on opened door, squeezed the stick and stayed on tram while other people left…so big facepalm

  11. If Japanese call us gaijin, is it okay to call them Japs? I was told that word "gaijin" is very unpolite, yet i heard it so many time despite the obvious fact that I was one too.

  12. I have a few questions about Japanese trains that I really hope can be answered here. I have seen a few times, people being stuffed like sardines into a train by railway staff. They are being pushed in until the door closes. Is this common? why? Why not wait for the next train? Is the train an express?

  13. 日本の文化は海外とは少し違う。地面に座るのはルール違反。日本人の場合は地面で寝る。特に夜の電車の床だが許されるのはアホな酔っ払いに限るので外国人の方は真似してはいけない。また電車では大声で話してはいけない。日本人の場合、大声で話せるのは深夜の街の中。ここもアホな酔っ払いに限るので外国人は真似してはいけない。

  14. Why are there so many rules lol i dont take public transportation much but like other than get up for pregnant women and just women in general why the hell do all these other rules exist lol

  15. Most of these are just common sense. But these rules don't just apply to Japan. Japanese tourists are far from the worst.

    As I found Chinese tourists to actually be some of the worst offenders. But Japanese tourists should learn this as well.

    I used to be a tour guide in Yellowstone Park. I cannot tell you how many times I've had to deal with clueless foreigners.

    Which seem to believe that the rules only apply to locals. Many of the rules and regulations are in place. For their own health and safety.

    Don't pet the wildlife, don't walk off the trails. As well as for God's sake keep your damn garbage picked up. Chinese tourists are the absolute worst here.

    But I have found many Japanese tourists don't take head to safety regulations. Please always check before doing stupid stuff, just saying. :/

  16. I went to Japan with my family recently and I kept on having to remind them not to talk loudly on the train. Especially since my parents have very loud voices-

  17. What would be an interesting topic here is how Japan feels about the Olympic Games?

    This seems like a disaster waiting to happen. Considering they can't expect that thousands of people coming to see the Olympics.

    Are going to be well versed in Japanese etiquette lol. Under most circumstances I would probably side with Japan on this.

    But in this rare case I will have to say they are going to have to take a chill for a couple of weeks. We shall see how this train wreck plays out I guess.

  18. I see plenty of Japanese people keep their backpacks on their rear. Sometimes, if it’s really crowded, I’ll put it between my legs. But some people still don’t do it. I won’t lie, though, if the train is empty, I will occasionally sit in the special seats.

  19. 電車の中でおにぎりぐらい許せるやろ、満員電車の場合は別にして…海外の方だけでなく日本人も同じ事やってるよ。

  20. If can talk to people on the train, as long as you don't talk loudly, why the hell is it not allowed to talk on the phone? What's the difference? Honest question

  21. So don’t talk on your phone, don’t talk at all (I’ve heard time and time again people saying Americans just sound loud when they talk, no matter how quiet they are), don’t sit down (on the floor or on your luggage or off the train, but it’s ok for Japanese to sit down), don’t listen to music (unless you have noise canceling headphones), don’t eat, don’t sweat, don’t smoke (but it’s ok for Japanese to smoke), 1 girl at the beginning said just don’t wear a backpack, and don’t take pictures (don’t take pictures you ask for, the sneaky ones are common sense).
    So can foreigners do ANYTHING on the train?! Japanese people can break the rules all they want apparently, but foreigners will get hamstringed for it; like sitting where they’re not supposed to, smoking, talking, etc!
    I’m a man in the States across the pond and it must be a cultural thing to not eat or talk or sit down or even sweat (which is physically impossible to actively control). I can understand the “letting pregnant women sit in the priority seats“, but why are Japanese men allowed to do that and foreigners aren’t? You said how nobody will tell them off or say anything about it, so are they allowed to break the rules? If so, how are they “rules” if they’re allowed to be broken, or can they only be broken by the Japanese?

  22. I’m from singapore and if you get caught eating or drinking in the station or the train you’ll have to pay a fine .

    As for the reserved seating we have some old ladies and men who feel self entitled and force you to give up the reserved seat ( sometimes a stranger can be sick and they will still have to give up the seat ) bc they don’t want to feel embarrassed 😭 a lot of us singaporeans are Super scared to sit on reserved seats bc of this reason and others

  23. @1:38 The girl in the V-neck sweater and long sleeve shirt is just adorable. I love her voice and smile, too! She is the cutest one on the video! Very pretty, imho.

  24. I feel like most of these aren't even rules. there more of just common courtesy lol I mean sitting on the floor of the train? Who the fuck does that? We don't even do that here in the US. but that's because trains aren't as packed as in Japan though.

  25. People don't dance on the train..don't believe everything unless you went to a foreign country.. And japanese people talk on the phone on the train so yeah..

  26. I'm a Brit, and most of these rules apply here as well, especially all the waiting in line stuff. So why is it that when I went to Tokyo I found that patiently waiting tended to lead to others cutting in (mostly Japanese)?

  27. I carried a metal vacuum cup filled with coffee and used it almost every day when traveling on the trains, from Hiroshima and various cities all the way to Tokyo. No one looked at me funny (I was not eating), people were too busy looking at their smartphones or sleeping. A few locals had either a book, a newspaper or school kids studying…

  28. I always give up my seat to others on train. I have never seen a Japanese national do it. Sometimes when I get up to offer my seat, a younger person will cut-off the person I’m trying to give the seat to and grab it. So rude.

  29. Honestly japan has become an undesirable place to go to
    In my eyes Japanese seem more annoying and hypocritical
    I see how they are with foreigners in general and easily discriminate others
    You’d think a country with a decline in birth and failing economy they would be a bit more welcoming
    Especially when they’re not the leading country in fashion or technology anymore

  30. One of the train rules that I find most perplexing is the "don't talk loudly" or "don't talk on the phone". I honestly do not get the phone rule because the people who do talk on their phone are super super quiet while people who just talk on the train are way louder. I don't get why they judge people who talk quietly on their phone when people who are talking loudly are not even looked at. Worse part is, Japanese are the worst offenders of this rule. All the foreigners I met in Japan seem to understand to be quiet on the train no matter what. But then, you have Japanese high school girls who just start shrieking on the train because of their conversation with their friends or businessmen who just won't stop rambling to their co-workers on the train. They should just make a quiet noise rule not a "don't talk on your phone rule". 🙄

  31. I’ve lost count of how many times i’ve been to Japan now and never have I ever seen anything these people are describing about foreigners… Japanese people need to stop pointing fingers sometimes

  32. The "don't talk loudly rule" is actually better, than noise.

    I dare the Japanese guy to live in China, Korea, or the Philippines and he'll get stressed with noise.

    It's totally not cool. Quiet is good.

  33. When it comes to carrying your backpack on the belly, I just don't do it – even if the Japanese God of good manners will sentence me to hell in the afterlife for being rude. It makes me feel like a dork.

  34. Metro lines in Istanbul have jammer. Problem solved 😀 Few years ago you could call phone inside the train but you could not take calls. Now both are forbidden because of safety (cellphone detonated bombs). 15 years ago cellphones was forbidden even in buses. Also please dont speak loudly in Istanbul's public transportation too.

  35. I personally don't wear backpacks in the front for the simple reason that I cannot control whether or not I will bump into someone. They won't be able to prevent it because they cannot see it and I can't avoid it well because it blocks my sight. However if I wear my backpack on the back they can see it and estimate the distance properly so it reduces the chance of getting hurt. I personally think it is more dangerous, especially if there is an elderly or really short person in front of you and the train sways strongly. Also, not every Japanese person does this either. So it really depends on personal preference here. I guess it is the same with jaywalking. Generally, it is frowned upon but a lot of Japanese people still do it. I understand the importance of integration but I think safety is more important here.

  36. Trying so hard to avoid life situations.! this should be a movie XD . the life of an regular japanese train passenger . or maybe they all have some kind of tick xD .

  37. Ich war voriges Jahr in ner Ubahn in Tokio. 6-8 Touristen super laut.
    Hab mich richtig geschämt neben dennen zu stehen. Verstehe nicht, wieso man sich nicht davor Informiert, bevor man irgendwo Urlaub macht.

  38. Omg i hope almost everyone respect these rules on the olymplics, i will travel next year and i dont want that japanese people hate me just for others person manners

  39. Lol Japan is about to be swamped with disrespectful & ignorant foreigners for the Olympics. Good luck to them cuz their patience will surely be intensively tested this summer.

  40. I feel like most of these are normal things you are supposed to do or not to do. I don't live in Japan but I also get annoyed when people do things like that. Especially the backpack one and loud headphones.

  41. I have seen all those rules broke on Japanese trains, that they talk about. Funny thing is,all done by Japanese people. As a foreigner living in Japan, I know that I am under special surveillance. So I am extra careful to protect the rules. But I have seen enough Japanese who don't give a flying f about it. Of course this is rather the exception, but still. I think this video should focus more on rules in general on train, instead of rules foreigners break. (Except for one thing. Loud talking on the train. That is really a thing foreigners do a lot more than Japanese 😂) But yeah I can see the things they criticize in this video.

  42. Is there anyone reading this that's from a country where people don't have to wait in line? If so, how does that work

  43. Last week I visited Japan and the morning train rides in tokyo is seriously no fun! I was squeezed too much I can barely breathe. Hahahaha I went out during afternoons after that.

  44. Japanese do it too, its just naturally more attention is drawn to foreigners (sometimes for better, sometimes for worse).

  45. Basically everything that piss off people outside of Japan as well. Be it loud music, weird behaviour, eating food arent exactly welcome on public transport anywhere.

  46. After having some very uncomfortable encounters with men standing behind me on the train, I don't put my bag in front of me anymore. I get anxious and uncomfortable feeling people push against my backside and always fear for that one idiot appears who does it on purpose. I Even involuntary pushing is still incredibly stressful. I accept that a few Japanese will hate me for it, but better than having a panic attack due to people breathing into my neck

  47. 4:20 What a rebel. I like him.
    The rule about backpacks sounds like it should be a thing all around the world, though. Like talking out loud or eating on the train may be just cultural differences, but carrying stuff? Maybe some people are just not used to public transportation? That got my attention, very interesting!

  48. 逆に朝の満員電車で死んだ目をしてシーンとしてる日本人がヤバいような気がする。

  49. I think another one is, if you are taking the shinkansen, if you are going to talk to someone on the phone, talk to them in between the cars with the doors closed?

  50. How can you tell if an Asian is born overseas in the USA, Australia, Philippines, etc? They're the Asians giving up their seats

  51. I constantly see middle-aged Japanese men sitting in the priority seats. I’ve never seen a foreigner take them up. I personally will always stand and leave those spaces open for people who actually need them, but Japanese men will squeeze past me standing and take them with no second thought. So, I think that’s an issue across the board as many Japanese people are too shy to ask people to get up even if they really need those seats. And able-bodied people take advantage of that and pretend to work or sleep to ignore those who need it. It’s a big problem…

  52. I feel like the issue here is many Japanese expect every foreigners to know what the rules are in japan. Hidden rules or basic rules you name it. At the end of the day i feel like if you expect a person on vacation in Japan for like a week or 2, to know every god dam rule in the rule book, that's just basically unfair or dumb. I don't live in your country for 20 god dam years, why should i be expected to know every so called rules or common sense of the local people? When i mean common sense i mean the culture mindset. That's so unfair but at the same time i do expect this from Japanese people, we don't live other people lives but our own, we just say stuff that makes sense to ourselves and not consider the other side of the story. I mean hey it could be totally natural to us or its for personal reasons. At the end of the day we have our own reasons for our action, wither it is to protect our belongings, or sit in the priority seat until a old lady show up, important phone call to the individual, being loud may be to the Japanese but considered quiet to foreigners. I've seen many Japanese break their own rules (skipping lines, food, etc) especially at night loud as hell on the train, I don't complain i try to understand their side or forgive. Its late, out parting with friends, talking about the great time they had, and so forth.. Honestly i feel like its a one sided story, foreigners and Japanese don't often communicate to theses levels due to language barrier and because of this they misunderstand us which sucks unfortunately…
    I lived in Japan for 2 years and i do my best to be considerate of other especially understanding the other person perspective.. People have reasons for their actions and please don't just criticize people when you don't take the effort and confront theses issues in the first place. Believe me Japanese can be very conservative to the point they keep it bottled up inside, they don't talk to foreigners that much and try to keep to themselves

  53. not eating in a train? It's ironic, I live in Tokyo, and everyday I saw japanese eating tapioca or starbucks coffee in the train. You can't tell people to not do something you are doing

  54. Well, in Malaysia PDA is not celebrated, but what I don't like is when some foreigners(especially in Kuala Lumpur) just… Openly kiss and touch each other, good thing I've only seen this once or twice BUT I do feel guilty when I see a foreigner cause most people are just gonna stare at them, like me cause I barely see any foreigner cause I live in the suburbs, so I'm so sorry if I ever made any foreigner uncomfortable

  55. Some of the points raisen here are valid and reasonable. But I've seen Japanese people do some of the things they said foreigners aren't supposed to do. I'm not saying it's okay because Japanese do it too but I'm saying pratice what you preach. I have seen many Japanese break their own supposed rules. Or is it only rude and lack of manners when foreigners do it?
    I've seen many rude foreigners but not all japanese are polite and respectful either. Yes, as we're staying in here, we should follow and respect their rules and cultures. And I think most foreigners do their best to abide by them. Maybe some tourists (who don't know any better) would break those rules(probably by accidents), or maybe there are just some real idiots who lack common sense or just don't bother. But don't lump everyone in together.
    I have experienced Japanese not standing in line and pushing you out to board the train (especially salary men). I've been hit by their bags a few time on train (and they could care less). I have been elbowed or bumped into by Japanese men without even a 'すみません'. But I don't come to the conclusion that all Japanese people are like that.
    Not only in this video, but in most of the previous videos, they just love pointing out all the horribly rude things foreigners do. Like not saying thank you to a cashier? I've seen many Japanese people don't bother to do it either. I would love to see a video from a foreigners' pov where they've seen Japaneses do what is considered unmannerly if a foreigner does it.

  56. Many foreigners sit in the priority seats? How could they when they're always full of 20 year-olds with their phone in their face or the whiskey-stench exuding salarymen in their 40s?

  57. I sit on the priority seats back in Japan 😅😅
    However, I always give it up to elderly and pregnant women, and we also stay clear of the space for wheelchairs. What I notice during my 12-day stay back in Japan is that Japanese people won't give up their seats to elderly people.

  58. Before they complain about using reserved seat they must learn how to treat foriginers frist … I live in japan for five years so I know about this things .. japanese dont sit near foriginers even if its packed Thats why lot of foriginers sit in reserved seat .. but I always give my seat to person who need it most …japanese must learn how to treat foriginers

  59. No offense, but the title sounds passive-aggressive at best and plain aggressive at worst. Great content as usual.

  60. I have been in Japan for six years and everything these people complained about I see Japanese people do every single day especially not giving up seats for old people, talking on the phone, and being loud. Based on my personal experience I feel like foreigners who live in the Japan follow these unspoken rules better than most Japanese people because we already know we are being judged and don't want to stick out anymore than we already do. Japanese people will sit in the handicap seats and will pretend to be asleep, listen to music, or look down at their phone to in order to pretend they don't see an old/handicapped person in front of them. In America I have seen people get called out for that plenty of times. And night time is the worst because of Japanese people always getting drunk and swinging back and fourth on the handle, sleeping on other people, or sometimes drooling spit.

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