Our Man resolved to be a good J-blogger and join in the latest blog matsuri thing where everyone writes about the same thing and then clicks on each others' stories to boost visitor numbers and spread the gospel about all things Japonicacalese. Trouble is, Our Man is feeling a bit Groucho Marx about this club. Our Man is supposed to answer this question: "What do you find most unusual, crazy or strange about Japan?" Actually, he's been spending much of his time finding things crazily identical to his motherland. So could his submission be that the craziest thing is things ain't as odd as they appear? Howsabout these nuggets of truth off the top of Our Man's head? Folk really believe shopping in IKEA, CostCo and outlet shopping malls is where it's at. Corporate employees think their jobs and bosses are full of shite. Bureaucrats and the politicians are useless self-serving tossers. Those crazy Japanese!
Pic lifted from here.