1 . Bizarre Parking lots
As a relatively confined country, Japan is home to over 126 million people. Consequently, spacesaving is one of the major issues the locals have to deal with and parking is no exception. If you drive to a shopping mall, youll probably come across a parking lot similar to this picture.
2 . Mayonnaise
As far as ingredients go, the Japanese mayonnaise is not that different from what we use in the U.S. or Europe but its the prolific use of it that makes the Japanese mayonnaise strange to Western people. While Americans typically use it on sandwiches and hamburgers, the Japanese use their traditional Kewpie mayonnaise to flavor things like ice cream, potato chips, spaghetti sauce, noodles, and even pancakes.
3 . Super umbrella
When rain is coupled with strong winds, regular umbrellas are basically useless. The Japanese handled this uncomfortable situation with their typical grace.
4 . Lift girls
In Western countries, lift operators are almost extinct. Department stores and hotels dont use their services any more to save the expenses. But in Japan, this awesome service is still available.
5 . Microwavable pug
The super umbrella may protect you from the rain but what are you going to do when it gets cold? Forget blankets, Japan has this adorable pug to heat you up. Stick in the microwave and Voila! Out comes a toasty hot dog.
6 . Sleeping in the office
While in Western world, falling asleep in the office is considered extreme impedance, earning the person ticking off from his boss, or worse, Japanese business culture allows the employees who work hard the so called inemuri napping on the job. Some people even fake inemuri, so that their bosses believe they
7 . Toilet slippers
Japanese are famous for their strict hygiene habits and sanitary precautions so it should come as no surprise they have something like toilet slippers which are used to minimize contact between the unclean toilet floor and the clean floor of rest of the house.
8 . Japanese whiskey
Have you ever heard of Japanese whiskey? You should try one. Available pretty much everywhere in all possible sizes, Japanese whiskeys are rapidly gaining worldwide recognition for their quality. Suntorys Hibiki brand has recently won multiple Worlds Best Whiskey awards.
9 . Subway chin rest
The Japanese work really hard, no wonder they sometimes tend to snooze in the subway. To have their heads comfortably supported, they may use this special gadget.
10 . Fake fangs
Japanese women are going crazy for accentuated teeth known as the yabea, which involves spending hundreds of dollars on cosmetic procedures in order to attach minifangs to their canines