Australian accused of disrespecting Japanese culture: what happened
Traveling to new and remote parts of the world often brings unexpected experiences that tourists try to share with others. They are often struck by the unusual cultural and gender differences they learn about in other countries.
Moreover, it also happens that tourists do not fully understand the peculiarities and traditions of other nations, which causes them to be surprised. This can ultimately lead to misunderstandings and even conflict situations, according to the Wegotthiscovered.
When traveling to new countries, it can be difficult to get used to cultural differences and customs, but it is essential. There are more and more cases on the Web when ignorance of new cultural customs and their nature causes disgust and indignation among local residents.
It is emphasized that one of the Australian tourists went on a trip to Japan. However, his movement around the country by public transport eventually ended in a scandal.
After all, the Australian noticed that the Japanese subway had a carriage intended only for women. This indication was clearly written in Japanese and English. However, the tourist wanted to see for himself.
To this end, the Australian entered the women's car and started filming there. The correctness of the announcement was confirmed by the panoramic video he shot of every woman in the car as he passed through it.
A tourist from another continent also noted that he was shocked to see such a "conservative" concept in a country like Japan. In fact, he even remarked that "it's like Saudi Arabia here" and called himself an "inspector."
Eventually, the Australian tourist's brazen behavior caused outrage on the Web. Many users called his behavior disgraceful. Several people noted that people like him create a bad reputation for tourists. The tourist was also accused of disrespecting the traditions and cultural characteristics of the Japanese.
It should be added that women-only cars have existed in Japan for almost 20 years, after women's complaints about groping and unwanted photos reached a record high in 2004. At first, the women-only cars did cause some controversy, but many people came to their defense, and since then, women in Japan have been actively using them. Now 87 lines and 32 railway companies in Japan have women-only cars.