July 24, 2012

Osakans are Chinese

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kim @ 1:03 pm

Just read this travel piece on Osaka. The locals sound rather Chinese…

People who live in Osaka tend to shed the conservatism that is found elsewhere in Japan and the first place you will notice this is on the subway. Elderly ladies laugh together sweetly, teenagers stand in groups and poke fun at each other while businessman bark angrily on cell phones in animated discussion. Bucking the Japanese train etiquette seen elsewhere in the country, passengers do not speak in hushed tones while staring at the ground and the no-cell phone sign is rarely adhered to. Osakans are full of life and down-to-earth, so whether you are dining out, grabbing a beer or just asking for directions, you will find that it is easy to strike up a conversation with the city’s friendly and forward locals

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