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Cat-Cafe-tokyo2Applying as the Austrian Ambasssador for HPAIR in Japan and conducting research for the application essays taught me one thing: I don’t know much about Asia in general and Japan in particular. When I think of Japan – probably like for most Europeans – the first things that come to my mind are Sushi, Sake, Origami and tea ceremonies. As I did not want to settle with only those clichés in mind, I started collecting information about Japan and came across some fun-facts which I would like to share with you.

1) Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan as it’s viewed as exhaustion from working hard. Awesome…Taking powernaps would have been exactly what I needed in my last internship. Increasing productivity and efficiency a lot.

2) There is a cat café in Japan where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats. Alright…I found that weird until I did some further research and found out that those kind of cafés also exist in London, Paris and – guess what- in Vienna (It even was one of the first cat cafés in Europe to follow the Asian trend). Haha gotta have a coffee and hang out with cats in the next days.

3) In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower. I mean…that’s actually useful because let’s face it: most people call you while you are having a shower.

4) Japan’s birth rate is so low that adult diapers are sold more than baby diapers. That is not a fun fact but actually a sad fact.

5) In Japan there are more pets than children. Let me guess…cats?

6) Japanese trains are among the World’s most punctual: their average delay is just 18 seconds. Haha..for some kind of reason I had to think of my South American friends reading that fact. They were already amazed by how much European trains stick to their schedules – but 16 seconds delay? That really is a best time hard to top.

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