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Topic Reading-Vol.2748-10/20/2019

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2019/10/20 Topic Reading-Vol.2748-10/20/2019

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What Japan can teach us about cleanliness

What should children learn in school? Among the things that Japanese students learn in schools, such as math, history, and science, they also learn how to work as a team member, behave themselves in a group, and clean the school themselves, including toilets. And those social skills and manners seem to be retained much longer than knowledge from textbooks.

That might be one of the reasons most places in Japan are clean even without garbage bins or street sweepers, unlike busy streets in China where there are more trash bins than utility poles. Indeed, Japanese people are very sensitive about how they are looked not only by their friends, peers, and neighbors but also by others on the train, in a coffee shop, and in a football stadium. Throwing trash away in public places is regarded as very unruly in the country.

Another reason Japan is so clean and organized seems to come from spiritual wellness, whether by religious teachings in Buddhism or Shinto or social practices. In Japan, it is not uncommon to see residents not only sweep the streets of their neighborhood but also nearby clean nearby parks voluntarily. No wonder they can manage to sort a dozen types of household garbage and put them out on scheduled days.

Enjoy reading the article and learn how a clean country is established and maintained.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20191006-what-japan-can-teach-us-about-cleanliness

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