Comparing Australia and Japan

How have you guys been these days? I hope that everyone has stayed safe and been dealing with this uncertain time😉 Luckily, my life hasn’t been affected by this virus thing that badly (not to mention that it has screwed our family plan to get back to Australia before the middle of this year). As I mentioned on the first blog, l lived in Australia for almost 14 years, I thought about differences I felt between Australia and Japan🤔 Of course, two countries are totally different and you may think that there is no point of comparing😅 I just wanted to do it through my experiences by living in both two counties😄

  • Motivation and ambition

This is just my personal opinion, therefore do not get this wrong or be offended please. This is one of the biggest differences I have felt. Australians tend to be more motivated and ambitious through a daily life than Japanese. I used to feel more energetic and determined when I was living in Australia. Not to mention that I worked for 13-14 hrs a day at the time, whereas I work only for 8 hrs a day at the moment😅 Australians often smile, enjoy the moment they are in and keep their heads up. On the other hand, Japanese always look serious as if they were going to jail or somewhere😂 Also what I have noticed lately is that so many of them keep their heads down when walking on the street☹️

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  • Self-esteem and Self-confidence

These could be related to the one I mentioned above. It seems to me that Australians are full of high self-esteem as well as self-confidence even though they are not based on anything🤣 I give you a example: I had a plumber to fix a water leak in the house and I asked him if everything was ok. He goes “ this is a piece of cake and should take up to half an hour. Take it easy buddy.” Afterwards, I heard him talking to one of his colleagues on the phone telling how bad the leak was and asking for some advice😅 He ended up spending 2 hrs fixing it😏 They never say “they can’t”💪

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•Punctuality and public transport

If I keep saying bad things about Japan, I will be hated by Japanese. So, it’s time for me to give some compliments🙏 When it comes to this, Japan is exceptional🤩 It’s not only about meeting people on time but also the public transport we have. Being punctual as well as its convenience, one of the best countries I must say😌 You don’t even need a car when you are in a big city, such as Tokyo and Osaka. You are better off taking the public transport, needless to say🧐

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  • Humility

This could be the opposition of Self-esteem and Self-confidence I have talked about above. From my point of view, good balance of self-esteem and humility would be the best😆 Most of Japanese are supposed to be taught how to humble themselves when they are little kids so that they don’t have to get offended by others also to show others respect. I personally think this is beautiful custom , however your life could look boring to others unless you add self-confidence to your life😏

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There are so many other differences between Australia and Japan that I wanted to bring out more but I guess it’s time to stop for time being🙂

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Published by Roy_Roy

•Father of 1 •Australian permanent resident •Currently living in Japan

2 thoughts on “Comparing Australia and Japan

    1. Thank you for reading😉
      Once this uncertain times settles, you should visit both the counties🙂 Definitely worth going to such beautiful counties😊


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