In English, Is “Mansion” a luxurious residence? For example it is with a swimming pool.
In Japan, apartment houses made of reinforced concrete are called condominiums. Even small ones, even plain for low-income people are made of reinforced concrete, it is a mansion.Â In other words, we refer to the condominium as “mansion”.
On the other hand, wooden apartment houses are called “apartments” even if they are made of advanced building technology.
It is said that Japan is an advanced country, but there are many bad customs for Japan. One of them is intolerance.
Last year, a girl student at a prefectural high school in Osaka tried a trial against the school.Â She lost her physical condition and suffered a disadvantage because she was forced to dye her birth-in brown hair into black from the school. The school said that they make the same request even to blonde international students, too. And Osaka Prefecture also requests the court to dismiss claims.
The majority of Japanese hair color is black or dark brown.Â But there is no reason why all the students should be unified. I can understand that why they ban hair dyeing for their students.Â But it is human rights violation to deny what is innate. After all, the school just wants to manage students uniformly. They do not recognize that it is not good for Japanese society.
Japanese are strong against competition based on rules in such as sports or industry.Â On the other hand, Japanese are not good at newly creating something epochal.Â The cause is in Japan’s stupid school education. Because many schools require students to have the same idea and personality.
The railway network is substantial in urban areas of Japan.Â Also, since Japan is a vending machine powerhouse, we buy a ticket at a ticket vending machine when we ride a train.
Even foreigners will be able to grasp the general usage of ticket vending machines.Â Because the buttons are divided for each charge, you only have to put in money and press one of the buttons.
Therefore, difficulties for foreigners may understand some of the charges to the destination. The railway fee depends on the distance you got on the train.
The train map is displayed on the wall above the ticket vending machine at the station, but finding it from there is troublesome. For some unfamiliar territory it is difficult for Japanese people. Therefore it would be easier to remember how to use the train guide application on smartphones.
Well, most railway stations have an information desk, so when you ask, a clerk will tell you the fee to the destination.
In addition, we can buy a ticket for the Shinkansen even with a ticket vending machine. However, many people order clerks at windows to negotiate conditions such as seat assignment.
There are many railway electronic money cards in Japan.Â The most representative ones are SUICA and PASMO, which are spreading in the suburbs of Tokyo.Â There are similar standard cards in other regions.
The electronic money card is the same size as the credit card in which the IC chip is embedded.Â If you charge cash as electronic money on it with ticket vending machines etc., you can use it instead of a wallet at a convenience store.
Also, if you have enough charges, you can ride a bus or train without buying a ticket.