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  • Tasty and cheap food

    62 57.41%
  • Speciality restaurants, which means quicker service

    33 30.56%
  • Reliable trains

    62 57.41%
  • Huge department stores

    30 27.78%
  • Order and respect of authority

    44 40.74%
  • Peaceful people

    67 62.04%
  • Clean streets

    61 56.48%
  • Politeness and helpfulness of the people

    48 44.44%
  • Cute girls with a real sense of fashion

    43 39.81%
  • Mild and dry winters (in Tokyo at least)

    22 20.37%
  • Onsen (hot springs)

    46 42.59%
  • Japanese nature (better than in my own country)

    34 31.48%
  • Japanese seasons (more clear-cut than in my own country)

    26 24.07%
  • Matsuri (festivals) and other traditonal celebrations (setsubun, shichigosan, obon...)

    51 47.22%
  • Love hotels

    26 24.07%
  • The energetic atmosphere (of big cities)

    42 38.89%
  • Japanese TV

    31 28.70%
  • General non-religiousness of the Japanese

    35 32.41%
  • Non-argumentative character of the Japanese

    21 19.44%
  • Low taxes (by European standards)

    15 13.89%
  • Japanese aesthetics (wabi-sabi, sado, traditional architecture, gardens...)

    43 39.81%
  • The ability to integrate aspects of foreign cultures and systems

    21 19.44%
  • The relative lack of political debates and demonstrations

    17 15.74%
  • Japanese-style houses (with o-furo, tatami, kotatsu...)

    51 47.22%
  • The numerous mountains, good for hiking and skiing

    37 34.26%
  • Good service and attention to customers

    43 39.81%
  • How easy it is to move around cities in bicycle

    33 30.56%
  • The homogeneity of society

    16 14.81%
  • The original street pattern, with very broad avenues and very narrow back streets

    19 17.59%
  • The fact that Japanese banks don't charge monthly fees on bank accounts

    13 12.04%
  • Kitsch decoration (pink, neons, cute characters...)

    23 21.30%
  • The relax attitude toward sex (lack of Judeo-Christian shame about nudity, porn, etc.)

    36 33.33%
  • The kindness and interets showed toward foreigners

    29 26.85%
  • The blissful joy and excitement of Japanese women

    32 29.63%
  • The dedication to work of the "salarymen"

    12 11.11%
  • Shopping on Sundays

    35 32.41%
  • The ambiance music in train stations and cute voice of the announcers

    25 23.15%
  • The ease to set up a company in Japan (little redtape)

    10 9.26%
  • The numerous bilingual Japanese-English signs in big cities

    26 24.07%
  • The sense of honour (linked to the concept of "face" and "embarassment")

    26 24.07%
  • The customs of "omiyage" and "duty presents" (who doesn't like giving and receiving gifts ?)

    15 13.89%
  • Seeing women in kimono from time to time

    42 38.89%
  • The Japanese imperial family (the oldest in the world and still respected)

    15 13.89%
  • The abundance of convenience stores and vending machines

    49 45.37%
  • Fast-food restaurants serving more kinds of teas than soft drinks

    33 30.56%
  • The low cost or mobile/cell phones compared to the quality

    30 27.78%
  • Living in Japan made me know JREF

    16 14.81%
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    What do you like about living in Japan ?

    A bit over 4 years ago, I made a poll What are your interest for Japan ?. This poll was very general and regarded "interests", regardless of whether members had actually been to Japan or not.

    (If you wonder, I voted for every option in the poll, except Anime & Manga, Video Games and J-Pop, although I do not dislike them occasionally, but I do not have a deep interest enough compared to the other items on the list).

    One and a half years ago, I asked our members what they thought werethe Greatest Japanese contribution to the world ?. This is a non-personal poll, not asking what you like, but what has had the biggest impact on other cultures, economies and lifestyles around the world.

    3 weeks ago, I realised that nobody had posted a poll about the negative side of Japan, in spite of the fact that there had been many threads discussing them. So I created a poll What do you dislike about Japan ?

    In reaction to that, the next day, craftsman, who joined recently and probably hadn't seen my old poll, started a thread What do you like about Japan and Japanese people?. However I find his poll to be far too personal, and in fact couldn't find anything to vote for despite my long list of things I like about Japan.

    So I decided to create a new poll, this time not about Japan-related interests, nor peculiar likings, but more general likings about living in Japan. I will do my best to include as many options as possible and not just those that are true for me.

    Do not excpect to find things like anime, video games or martial arts in the poll, because they are hobbies that can be enjoyed outside Japan as well, and aren't part and parcel of living in Japan. This poll is also not about Japanese contributions, but how you (and only you) feel about life in Japan.
    Last edited by Maciamo; Nov 13, 2006 at 20:02.

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