Why Don’t We Change Our Nation Like Japan?

Why don’t we change our nation like Japan? This was the heading of a message that I received in one of the Whatsapp groups from an Indian friend. Indeed, there were many points on the list that every Indian should seriously think and consider. We had a lengthy discussion about this topic in our group. Since I am in Japan, friends in the group were eager to check how far the points are true and the real facts about Japan.

The message that I received without any editing is shared below:

Some very good and interesting points.. Read it till the end.

1 – Did you know that Japanese children clean their schools every day for a quarter of an hour with teachers which has led to the emergence of a Japanese generation who is modest and keen on cleanliness.

2 – Did you know that any Japanese citizen who has a dog must carry a special bags to pick up dog droppings. Hygiene and their eagerness to address cleanliness is part of Japanese ethics.

3 – Did you know that hygiene worker in Japan is called “health engineer” and can command salary of USD 5000 to 8000 per month, and a cleaner is subjected to written and oral tests!!

4 – Did you know that Japan does not have any natural resources, and they are exposed to hundreds of earthquakes a year, but it did not prevent her from becoming the fourth largest economy in the world.

5 – Did you know that Hiroshima returned to what it was, economically vibrant before the fall of the atomic bomb in just ten years.

6 – Did you know that Japan prevents the use of mobiles in trains and restaurants.

7 – Did you know that in Japan , students from the first to sixth primary years must learn ethics in dealing with people.

8 – Did you know that the Japanese, even though they are one of the richest people in the world, do not have servants and the parents are responsible for the house and children.

9 – Did you know that there is no examination from the first to the third primary level; because the goal of education is to instill concepts and character building, not just examination and indoctrination. –

10 – Did you know that if you go to a buffet restaurant in Japan you will notice people only eat as much as they need without any waste. No wasteful food.

11 – Did you know that the rate of delayed trains in Japan is about 7 seconds per year!!
They appreciate the value of time, very punctual to minutes and seconds

12 -. Did you know that children brush their teeth after a meal at school; They maintain their health from an early age.

13 – Did you know that students take half an hour to finish their meals to ensure right digestion. When asked about this concern, they said: These students are the future of Japan

Do Forward pls as maximum Indians also should learn about these good points …….

The above message is being shared among Indians for a positive cause and it deserves appreciation. As a nation, India needs to grow more from now to reach near to the developments that Japan had achieved. It may take many more years. It is a good thing that at least some of the youngsters think about bringing positive changes in the nation.

The change can be forced into the society, but a change will be successful if it comes from the society. People should feel that they need change. Japan also might have gone through such a phase in the past. India should also go through a similar social revolution that would establish positive attitudes deeply at every layer.

In our group discussion I expressed my doubts about the points mentioned in 3 and 6, but in general I agreed with all the points.

What do you think?

Author: Jayaprakash

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