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But re: older men. There are people like my stepfather, who is in his 70s and unfailingly nice to store staff. My late father was like that too.

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But re: older men. There are people like my stepfather, who is in his 70s and unfailingly nice to store staff. My late father was like that too.

The oft quoted saying お客様は神様-okyakusama wa kamisama (the customer is god) tends to be taken too literally by both companies and some customers though.

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The oft quoted saying お客様は神様-okyakusama wa kamisama (the customer is god) tends to be taken too literally by both companies and some customers though.

This of course is just based on my personal observations. (All personal observations are by their nature narrow in scope and prone to becoming syllogistic.) A big customer attitude survey of workers would be fascinating.

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This of course is just based on my personal observations. (All personal observations are by their nature narrow in scope and prone to becoming syllogistic.) A big customer attitude survey of workers would be fascinating.

No, most people are *not* rude. A *few* are rude. I do see some older ppl in Japan (mostly men) who tend to have attitudes. Surprisingly younger ppl tend to be very polite. twitter.com/willoftzeentch…

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No, most people are *not* rude. A *few* are rude. I do see some older ppl in Japan (mostly men) who tend to have attitudes. Surprisingly younger ppl tend to be very polite. twitter.com/willoftzeentch…

*there

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*there

Some are, some aren’t. So obvious.

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Some are, some aren’t. So obvious.

They say 30-40% of the customers she deals with are really rude. Some agree, some commenters counter that maybe the OP invites rude reactions. The usual stuff on Twitter.

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They say 30-40% of the customers she deals with are really rude. Some agree, some commenters counter that maybe the OP invites rude reactions. The usual stuff on Twitter.

Here is a counterbalance for you: a cashier complaining bitterly about how rude some customers are and how the “Japanese people are so polite” stereotype is a lie. This went quite viral. twitter.com/0smxubzwd2myrv… twitter.com/0smxubzwd2myrv…

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Here is a counterbalance for you: a cashier complaining bitterly about how rude some customers are and how the “Japanese people are so polite” stereotype is a lie. This went quite viral. twitter.com/0smxubzwd2myrv… twitter.com/0smxubzwd2myrv…

Here’s an article about both the Naoki and Akutagawa Prize winners. Winning either is a huge deal in the Japanese book world, like the Man Booker prize in the UK. english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/01/6…

recently on twitter - Thu, 2020-01-16 01:00
Here’s an article about both the Naoki and Akutagawa Prize winners. Winning either is a huge deal in the Japanese book world, like the Man Booker prize in the UK. english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/01/6…

Ugh I need to redo this. Be back later.

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Ugh I need to redo this. Be back later.

I highly suspect the writer is after a book deal. The French have beaten her though - they always liked us Japanese ppl better . Here’s Larousse’s Kakeibo 2020. Larousse! amazon.fr/Kakeibo-2020-L…

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I highly suspect the writer is after a book deal. The French have beaten her though - they always liked us Japanese ppl better . Here’s Larousse’s Kakeibo 2020. Larousse! amazon.fr/Kakeibo-2020-L…

Some Japanese people keep financial records diligently, some don’t. Surprise! And there are lots of 電子家計簿, ie electronic personal finance apps. It doesn’t HAVE to be kept by hand.

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Some Japanese people keep financial records diligently, some don’t. Surprise! And there are lots of 電子家計簿, ie electronic personal finance apps. It doesn’t HAVE to be kept by hand.

Oh ffs. A kakeibo 家計簿 literally just means “household finance book”. Ain’t nothing particularly “mindful” about it.

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Oh ffs. A kakeibo 家計簿 literally just means “household finance book”. Ain’t nothing particularly “mindful” about it.

(Well ok there is no such thing in any Chinese cuisine as Wok Sauce either)

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(Well ok there is no such thing in any Chinese cuisine as Wok Sauce either)

(Wok Sauce is not exactly Japanese either)

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(Wok Sauce is not exactly Japanese either)

I totally forgot that I wrote a bit about kakeibo (家計簿) and Japanese budgeting tricks back in 2009. Except the part about cash being king (in 2020 cashless payment systems are being pushed hard) it's still not too bad. justhungry.com/kakeibo-and-ja…

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I totally forgot that I wrote a bit about kakeibo (家計簿) and Japanese budgeting tricks back in 2009. Except the part about cash being king (in 2020 cashless payment systems are being pushed hard) it's still not too bad. justhungry.com/kakeibo-and-ja…

Wow, and the description is ripped straight from the CNBC article. This world sucks so much.

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Wow, and the description is ripped straight from the CNBC article. This world sucks so much.

Umm...WTF is this? The same author has like dozens of variations of the same book with slightly different titles amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks…

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Umm...WTF is this? The same author has like dozens of variations of the same book with slightly different titles amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks…

I didn't watch anything about it on TV recently. It's just a yearly thing.

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I didn't watch anything about it on TV recently. It's just a yearly thing.

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