frizz-comment: The yearly peace ranking is very interesting. Nice that in Japan crime rate is low. To be polite is the rule. But what about the tons of nuclear water at Fukushima, entering the ocean daily?
Japan ranked 5th place out of 140 countries for being the most peaceful country in the world. What about the United States? The U.S. was ranked 97th in the survey, while China was 67th.
Japanese People are very Respectful, respect for your elders, let alone strangers, is actually practiced, you’ll find Japan exceedingly old-fashioned, in a good way.
Then again, it’s not entirely surprising that tradition is valued here; the imperial house of Japan is the oldest continuing hereditary monarchy in the world. Tradition, hospitality and respect is apparent everywhere, even how they bow is based on the amount of deference you wish to give to the person you are speaking with, 15 – 20 degrees is usual for an everyday greeting. If you are meeting someone very important, then you may wish to bow lower and if you are often doing the wrong thing, then you might find yourself…
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