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【What I love About Japan】   *要点説明あり

Theme:Girard, 日本, 生活

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(Contributed by Girard)

In my previous blog post, I talked about how Japan became my home. So what do I love so much about Japan? Why here, rather than elsewhere?

The list could go on and on, so I think from time to time I’ll make a blog post about something I love about Japan. Today I’ll talk about the convenience of living here in Tokyo. I have lived in some pretty convenient places. New York City, Boston, Honolulu…and none of those cities have come close to the convenience I have experienced here in Japan. Here are a few examples:

• Konbinis in Japan are amazing. This level of convenience is something I never found back home in the U.S. The quality of the products is on par with that of grocery stores, and on top of that, there are so many other services available. I can pay my bills! I can print things! I can have packages delivered, order concert tickets, etc.!
• Online ordering: When I order something from Amazon here in Japan it shows up 5 hours later. That just can’t be beat. Don’t have a credit card? That’s ok, because there is usually a Cash on Delivery option. Not home when a package arrives? No problem, it can be rescheduled or picked up on the same day.
• Transportation: The train system here is really impressive. In the cities I mentioned before, public transportation was nowhere near as reliable as it is here in Japan. For me, nothing beats driving myself. But since I don’t have a car here, having trains that are frequent and on time 99% of the time is priceless.

Of course, there are inconveniences in Japan, just as in any other country. But of all the places I have been, or lived, Japan is hands down the most convenient of them all.






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