Why the Japanese Don't Litter, A lesson in Courtesy and Respect

Back in the early 70's when I was in Fukuoka, every public area seemed to have a 90 year old mamasan with a broom and dustpan sweeping the area spotless.

Japanese Girl — © Wang Xi, via Unsplash

Being able to visit in Japan has been a dream for many years, but has always been set back due to the high costs of traveling here, especially in Tokyo. But as a city-loving girl, my longing to see Tokyo (and Kyoto – but that’s a whole different story) just continued to grow… and pain me.

And so I gave in. After living in Asia for a year and making this blog very Asia focused in its expertise, I really had no excuse but to just get to Japan and add it to the growing portfolio of places I have traveled to in my favorite region of the world.

Explore the Piece of History

Five centuries later Lorem Ipsum experienced a surge in popularity with the release of Letraset's dry-transfer sheets. These sheets of lettering could be rubbed on anywhere and were quickly adopted by graphic artists, printers, architects, and advertisers for their professional look and ease of use.

Letraset included Lorem Ipsum passages in a panoply of fonts, styles, and sizes, solidifying the Latin-esque phrase's place in the print and graphics industry. Those with an eye for detail will have even caught a tribute to the classic text in an episode of Mad Men (S6E1 around 1:18:55 for anyone that didn't).

The program came bundled with Lorem Ipsum dummy text to help with laying out page content, and other word processors like Microsoft Word followed suit.


  1. Please keep in mind, this is a dummy article that I am having some fun with. There is no point here, so let's not take it too seriously. Now, discuss!


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