10 Most Weird Japanese Obsessions

From ‘Hello kitty’ to ‘Pokemon’, Japan has given the rest of the world a lot of things to fawn over. Although most of the Western world does find this country a little weird. Here is a list of 10 weird Japanese obsessions that the rest of the world doesn’t get.

#1. Capsule Hotels

Capsule Hotels

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Many people cannot fathom the concept of sleeping in tube like things but these capsule hotels are perfect for office-goers in Japan who cannot go home for some reason but need to show up for work the next day. Whatever the reason, capsule hotels are a thing in Japan.

#2. No janitors in school

If you have watched any Japanese cartoon or anime you would have seen kids staying behind to clean the school. Well, schools there do not employ janitors and kids are taught to clean up after themselves. The idea is to teach responsibility and team work.

#3. Slurping Noodles

Slurping Noodles

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Making sounds while eating is considered uncivilized in Western countries but it is perfectly okay to slurp your noodles in Japan. In fact, making sounds while eating is equivalent to telling the chef that you enjoyed the meal.

#4. Sleeping on the job

Falling asleep on the job can get you in trouble but not if you are in Japan. This practice in known as inemuri and is completely acceptable in Japan. It just goes on to show that you have been working so hard that you did not get time to sleep at home.

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