5 Ways You Can Be More Japanese in Japan [Flashback]

One year ago today, Amanda Kendle explored the best ways for foreigners to blend into Japanese culture, noting:

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Fitting in to a new culture is sometimes tricky. And it’s especially tricky when the culture is one that’s wholly different from your own. When I first arrived in Osaka, I was expecting to experience some degree of culture shock, but it usually came in unexpected forms.

I wanted to fit in to Japan, not least because I was living and working there. My first week sped by in a blur of supermarkets full of unidentifiable objects, fast trains that took me to places where I couldn’t read the signs and countless, nameless bystanders who helped me out when I didn’t know what to do or where to go.

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