For the European consciousness in the Japanese culture of many countries, and sometimes completely incomprehensible. In no other country of tradition, technology and living conditions are not as intricately intertwined. Samurai ideals perfectly coexist with computers of the last generation, and centenarians born in the 19th century - with the teenagers in suits Pokemon. Despite the startling development of all, with regard to technology, the Japanese culture - one of the most conservative, closed and incomprehensible to foreigners.
Hikikomori - young people who do not wish to communicate with the outside world. Of course, in every culture there is a small number of people, who are called "hermits", but usually it's older people or the elderly, many of whom suffer from mental disorders such as depression or agoraphobia.
The peculiarity of the Japanese "hermits" - age. This is either teenagers or young people in his early twenties, which are almost completely cut off from the outside world. There are several objective reasons for the emergence of a huge number of hikikomori: the first, of course - it is the Internet, the second - a monstrous load of educational institutions, which very few people can endure, and finally, loving parents who are willing to provide for their offspring to old age, as long as they do not They flew from the "nest».
Usually the term hikikomori called young people had spent in his room without work and communicate more than six months. Psychologists are already talking about the "lost millions».
Despite the legends of the yakuza, Japan's crime rate is among the lowest (below just in Monaco). All weapons - from pistols to ceremonial swords, necessarily register with the police.
However, if you really put in the dock - down the drain. 99 percent of the ships come to an end in a conviction. In addition, Japan is still sentenced to death, usually by hanging. In the year executed for 2-3 people, with the upcoming execution of condemned alert in just a few hours. Family report already an accomplished punishment.
Attitude to work
Everyone knows that the Japanese - one of the most disciplined and hard-working employees in the world. However, the image of a businessman, an alcoholic, a frequenter of karaoke bars not too far from the truth. The Japanese really drink a lot; at corporate sake pours river and junior officers try in vain to keep up with their hardened by long years of training bosses.
But what is really amazing - no matter how many Japanese did not drink in the evening, in the morning it will be like a cucumber, and start to work on time. In addition, the Japanese culture is considered to be a perfectly normal little nap in the workplace, it is even encouraged. It is believed that the man who lay his head on the desk, working to exhaustion, and especially devoted to his cause.
Phenomenon Kodokushi (solitary deaths) - a silhouette of the body of the deceased person. It is formed when the body remains undetected for a long time.
The workers are engaged in transportation of furniture, they say that very often encounter such here "kodokushi." According to estimates by a private company, approximately 300 of the 1,500 cases they stumble upon these sad symbols of human loneliness.
The traditional image of a Japanese family that coexisted under one roof several generations, is outdated, and now the elderly are increasingly live alone.
This happens with temporary workers or contract workers - many men and women of the labor force will never marry nor are given in marriage. They die alone and no one knows about their deaths.
While the whole world is spending a lot of money on something to make yourself perfectly straight teeth, Japanese teens passionate about the opposite. Last spreading rapidly among Japanese youth trend called "yaeba" (literally "double tooth"). This tool, which creates the impression protruding from the mouth of the canine. By the way, is quite expensive.