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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chinese Tourists Flocking To Japan

Above, an Air China jet at Narita International Airport. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The United Kingdom's The Independent has an interesting article about how Chinese tourists are flocking to Japan.

There are several reasons for this. First, the air in Japan is much cleaner than in China. Second, they come for the sushi. And, third, they come for the shopping since the yen has declined against the Chinese yuan. The Chinese are currently noted as the "biggest spenders" of all foreign tourists who are coming into Japan.

While the Chinese tourists are welcome to Japan with open arms, there's one characteristic that is annoying the Japanese: their manners.

According to the article:
Japan is a nation famous for its culture of exacting politeness and adherence to a multitude of rules encompassing life etiquette and buffet behaviour. And Chinese tourists, well, seldom appear to let such rules constrain them. 
A common complaint is that the Chinese are too loud and that they are not considerate of the people around them.

This bad reputation abroad isn’t escaping notice at home. China’s president, Xi Jinping, last year told his compatriots to improve their manners when travelling.
To read more, go here.

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