Hello, everyone, hello hello and welcome to the newest episode of The Uwaga Pies today we’re gonna do something a little different We’re not going to go out and do something. We’re going to talk to you umh I’m here with a Ryo. Hi. My name is Ro and I work here at Social Media Yeah Ryo works with us because besides doing youtube videos we also have a company in Japan Ryo is our resource of credibility today because he’s japanese and today we will be talking about things that are Unacceptable to do in Japan things that would be rude Things that you things that are “dame” and we wrote up a list of 10 things and this one is the most surprising to me and the one that I disagree with the most blowing your nose You should not blow your nose in public because it is Rude it is offensive, It is like is it like farting in public? Yeah, it might be even worse is the noise, and yeah, how its kind of dirty honestly? I think they prefer you to have the snot on your face and back on a tissue or something like that, it’s more acceptable to be Pulling it in I think yeah, you can sniffle. All you want but don’t take the tissue out just don’t take the tissue out and blow your nose then you’re just in the territory of *Disgusting* yeah, when a lot of japanese people wear the mask so I guess when their nose is runny You can’t see it or something and they I don’t to me For example if I something even remotely spicy my nose starts running, and there’s a lot of allergens in Japan So my nose is always running, so it’s a very inconvenient place to not be able to pull your nose “Dame desu” Talking on the phone on the train. You should not in Japan talk on the phone in the train Actually yeah, this is just common etiquette in Japan I don’t know about the other countries, but in Japan if you talk on your phone Then you just be seeing by everyone like what what is what are they doing? Are you serious right now kind of if you get our phone? And you’re like who is this I need to find out who this and and they tell you who they are and it’s like I’m sorry *chuckles* I’m on the… i’m on the train, ok we’ll call you back later Off of that point you’re also supposed to be generally pretty quiet on the train Uh if there’s someone loud on the train having a loud conversation, it’s basically a foreigner Just whisper do it quietly be considerate the train is a common space for everyone very silent common space, like a library almost Yeah, it’s very creepy alike 9:00 in the morning when there’s millions of people passing through shibuya station, and you don’t hear anything Just feet steps *creepy noise intensifies* backpacks in a crowded train To all the backpackers out there, you are a nuisance to Japanese society Because Japan’s really crowded. Yeah.
when you have it on your back you like hit people there’s even science with it now you are supposed to move it to the side to be aware of its location so you’re not like oh Maybe the sales in backpacks in Japan are so low and they want to keep it that way just in case ,think so? Yeah, I think they have the It’s a marketing scheme for the yeah For the purse, purses my next point again has to do with trains trains are a very big social place So there’s a lot of rules and apply to them yeah no eating on the train They just like to clean I don’t know I mean I don’t know this point is probably the thing that I understand the most because if someone’s eating like What do you say very smelly food on the train and at 9:00 a.m.. In the morning when you’re going to work -still maybe hungover- Hungover like there’s a lot of like required drinking for when people are hungover yeah, tired everyone’s going trough something and you don’t want to smell this kind of food and take your hour trip of train smelling like a nasty cheeseburger omelet or something *chuckles* millions of people are using these trains So if everyone wants to eat a little bit It just get really messy real fast and you’ll see that the trains are in pristine condition So you don’t want to don’t don’t be going to mess that up? how about drinking on a train like drinking water if it’s not crowded then you can drink and Do whatever you want except for the last three points we made so far. Yeah a less crowded train has more Flexibility, but avoid those, if anyone invites you over to their house, we’re getting a point number five Take off your shoes Every Japanese house has an area called a “Genkan” It’s called a genkan it’s like the intro to your house, and yeah that’s where you take off your clothes actually yeah your jacket and Japanese depending on the foreplay when I saw a first American movie There’s a bunch of people in the house with shoes I thought I thought they were inside like some kind of outside place like a live like that somewhere with a I know what you mean now when I watch American movies or I go home, and I see people in shoes I’m like what are you people doing it doesn’t make sense. I don’t know why people wear shoes at home. it’s like your clean Sacred space, why would you just do it? I know everyone’s house is also carpeted in America Yeah, that’s true like how dirty are those carpets I’ve been breaking the rules on this one, but no finger pointing point number six no finger pointing in Japan Sorry i thought you were pointing at me *both laugh* I Think you can do this right like you wanna show something you go like, I’d like that one, please Oh you do with the palm and never the finger. Yeah and your is “dame” that’s build up its and definite no no yeah Is there a reason behind other than it just looks bad I think it might be in a way like you blaming someone You’re like talking bad about someone. It’s like a negative connotation to hold like Yeah, I think it’s over the years. It’s just become negative We brought props for the next point suppose you’re eating with Chopsticks, then you had this scenario Kasia I can’t seem to pick this up Do you think you can help me? sure That’s a bad thing to do yeah, Do not do that and also you can’t pass right? You can’t pass like this This well if I want Ryo to taste these marvelous chocolates I would do this Give it to him, the reason is that they use these kind of things in funerals, chopsticks and as for the Two people holding up some food they actually do that with bones which they don’t want image at The dinner table when you want to rest your chopsticks do not stand them in the right? That’s also done at funerals?. Yeah, that is also done. You stick it in rice in you just leave it it’s Like a kind of a traditional way of having a funeral and So don’t stick your chopsticks like this if you want them to rest , just lay them down like this like that like this on your hand that’s really convenient our next point might seem kind of obvious but It’s a lot more extreme in Japan having dyed hair or facial hair Is basically not going to allow you to have a job in Japan something connected to delinquency So you can’t really add it to this you can’t really have piercings On your you know eyebrows, but even on your years. It’s kind of seen as a negative thing Yeah, girls. Can have like one piercing guys none, right? Yeah. Yeah, this goes to an extreme level We’re not just talking about pink hair blue hair we’re talking about any unnaturally colored hair for Japanese people that includes blonde yep, and light Shades of Brown yep, any brunette like It’s actually really weird cuz I went to a job interview and they accepted me once and they wanted to work Inside so it’s not on the outside public and they said okay, but next day tomorrow Like make it black and send us a photo Yes, I had my friend which my friend had that too She works in an agency and the client says they don’t want her handling the account unless she has black hair Really extreme and also you’re supposed to have short hair Depending on like if it’s an office job. You’re a male just have short hair females are supposed to have well-kept hair my hair would probably be a mess in a japanese office yours too It’s a good thing we’re for in here And facial hair facial hair has to be either really well cut some offices no facial hair right? Yeah, they have told also to shave your face When at home and you have some trash you can’t just take it out whenever Japan had very strict trash rules and trash days established. Yeah, if you want to take out general burnable trash It’s on certain Days like twice a week the rest like plastics recyclables it’s once a week – I personally am a big fan of it because I think it kind of makes you realize how much trash you’re throwing out because you have to keep it in your house for a while and stuff, and I used to live in the states so I would trash everything that humongous like combos like trash bin it doesn’t work here you to be aware of Your trash days and bring it out on the right bring it out at the right time too if you bring it out too early Your neighbors we get upset with you. Yeah, I think is associated with foreigners. They don’t bring out the trash on the wrong days Yeah, they don’t be that foreigner. You don’t know so just prove them wrong You know we have three bonus points for you – three oh We have three bonus points for your first one don’t make a lot of noises in your apartment this might seem obvious But apartments in Japan have really thin walls so if your air bein being here any things you’re going to get away with Partying you probably won’t even get away with having a phone call at night because they won’t get really thin that’s one of the best points and Japanese renting the thin walls my first apartment, I knew everything that my neighbor was doing like i knew exactly what time he came home when he was cooking dinner I knew everything it was so thin and Like the same all the way around like all throughout the apartment. You know yeah, everyone knows what you’re doing Yeah, I mean of course. They’re well yeah, basically that’s just it if you only have ten thousand yen, which is equivalent to a hundred dollars you don’t go to a Family-Owned business or restaurant and pay with that hundred dollars they might not have change yeah This is something that doesn’t seem so obvious because basically any other store will have change Yeah, if you’re in a super small family-owned be considerate of your change. It’s not like a 7-Eleven or yeah Yeah in poland. It’s like you can’t even Be i mean like big stores won’t change or change your hundreds. What’s it? Which is like 25 dollars *realises* and the last and final point if you have a tattoo a lot of places still don’t want you in their onsen or on them just tied with the yakuza yeah they used to let this people in and then yakuza comes in and everyone’s too afraid like people in the town people live in normal homes they can’t go in the palace so they have to make it all banned, or yeah, everything’s okay Yes, so the one way to ban yakuza is to ban tattoos yeah, I think it’s a general way to make them which is inconvenient for Foreigners where a lot of countries are pretty okay with tattoos in Japan not so much I mean a tip is you just go in Hiding it the maximum ability you can and then at midnight you go in secretly to the bath Nobody would dare that that’s what you should do. I mean I’ve seen Japanese people do it too yeah. I mean it’s for the yakuza. That’s not for foreigners so That’s all for today Thank you very much for watching make sure to leave a thumbs up subscribe press the notification bow leave a comment Let us know what you’d like to see next we plan on doing a 10 things That are surprisingly okay to do. Thank you,See you next time Bye Bye