Reverse Culture Shock

An interesting post. I, as a 50-ish Japanese male, thought that Japan is highly motorized coutry, but , yes, I can still go around my small town by foot. It is said that more and more younger people do not want to own cars.
I will look forward to your future posts.


My return home from Japan back to the United States was July 13 of this year. So as of writing this, it has been almost 2 months now since I have been back home. And while it did not affect me as greatly as I thought it would, I still have noticed from time to time reverse culture shock set in.

One of the first things I noticed right off the bat was the size of things. Including people. I became so used to seeing petite, small framed Japanese people on a daily basis that when I got back home I was quite stunned at the huge variety of sizes that people come in here. In addition, because Japan has such relatively little space to inhabit they go to the greatest extent to really compact and compartmentalize everything to the tiniest detail. But because we Americans live in a country…

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