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If given a choice to move to any country you want, many people will choose to be in Japan. Japan is a dreamland of technology, for the said have the most advanced country all over the world the bullet train for example. They have this robot battle, and advance ai that can think of themselves. Many people want to live in Japan because of its tradition and culture, from the manga they have read and anime they watched it was shown how great japan is.
Am so sorry for being absence yesterday I was watching anime whole day long that it took one day of my life. Even me the lazysnail wanna live in Japan, for what reason? Anime! I love it very much that I'm spending my whole month for it. That's how addicted I am. Also for the technology. I'm studying electrical for how many years so Japan got my eyes to work with, and now I'm studying industrial engineering I badly wanna travel and work in Japan.
Despite Japan's nature's beauty, and it's advance technology that people was attracted to. To the point they wanna live in there. Japan like every Country has the dark side. Let's not talk about the past dark side but the present dilemma many people are facing in japan. Here are some of it that I observe while reading and watching about Japanese culture.
Don't get me wrong: this article was not made to discourage anyone or to ruin Japan's image but I just want to make people aware of because many people thought of it as a dreamland paradise.
"Work over life" is one phrase that the Japanese believe in. The don't care a lot about their mental issue but just focus on the job they're having. This leads to stress and depression. Japanese people they said doesn't good in terms of communication and saying what inside their heart like problems of their life. Problem will be pile up stress will be stock in their heads that the only solution they can think of is to end their lives. The "work over life" mindset of Japanese are toxic for me because no matter what it is life is the most important. last 2019 their study shows that there are more people who died from killing themselves than in covid19
Have you heard of the story of Angel of shibuya?. He is the Australian streamer robcdee has become somewhat of an angel of Shibuya. The IRL streamer often walks around the streets around the Tokyo district, finding himself helping drunk or distressed people get home after a night out. In his stream he's saving a lot of people especially girls who was being physically and sexually harassed by other people especially Japanese citizens. In the main city or put lic transportation like train many people were harassed. In japan bullying is common as they say. It was far more than you can imagine that this is one of the reason why students commiting suicide by jumping in the school's rooftop.
The reason why Japanese believe in phrase of "Work over life" is because of their lifestyle. Living in Japan is expensive that almost half of your income will going to your Government Taxes. Japan is consistently ranked as having one of the highest average costs of living in the world. Daily expenses can easily add up to 280,000–300,000 JPY (2,500–2,700 USD) per month. The bills and Taxes is what problemazing them. Especially those who live in main city like Tokyo the expenses is too much. That they needed to double or triple their Job just to have a decent life. But that Job is taking their whole life.
This is the last for now, because we know that racism is running all over the world not just the country of Japan. But still racism is happening in Japan. If I'm not mistaken I think I have read something around 2017-2018 that 33% or 1 in to 3 foreigner who travel in Japan experience Racism. But we all know that people are improving and trying to remove this issues.
This article was not intended to discourage everyone or to ruin Japan's image everything are based on my observation because I love Japan too however it's sad that I saw this dark side. I know that everyone can travel to any country they want. It's just that you need to think first and research especially their cultures what are must and mustn't do and things to consider. Every country has a dark side they're trying to hide to everyone. Every place are great but it has cons and pros.