Post by ScottyArmy on Dec 19, 2007 13:06:26 GMT -5
JAPANESE PUBLIC BATH:
Kirainet has the bigger version of this poster which explains the rules you should obey when using public baths in Japan.
* Do not take a bath with your underwear on. * Do not waste water. * Do not bring your towel with you into the tub. * Wipe yourself off before coming out to the dressing area. * Washing clothes of is not allowed. * Make sure to wash yourself well before getting into the tub.
Post by ScottyArmy on Dec 20, 2007 11:27:09 GMT -5
CHRISTMAS IN JAPAN:
One in two million Japanese are said to be Christians (about 1% of Japans population) and yet Christmas is indeed celebrated throughout Japan. Christmas illuminations and decorations are put up, presents are given and received, festive music is played in the streets and TV commercials are Xmas-tized.
It is said that the Japanese started to observe the culture of Christmas after the Second World War from American folks who were stationed in Japan. The Japanese realized the potential business opportunities that could be made from Christmas.
Christmas however is not a public holiday and everybody works as usual. If you are working for a company in Japan where the majority of staff are Gaijin (foreigners), then it is likely that Christmas will be day off for you.