Tag: japan

  • What are some best made in Japan things/products (including anything food, electronics)?

    Cameras – the majority of the world’s camera makers are Japanese. Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm, Pentax, Panasonic – all Japanese. Gaming consoles – Nintendo and Playstation (and formerly Sega) mainly. Clothes – Uniqlo is the big one but Japanese craftsmen make specialty leather, cotton and denim clothing of very high quality as well. Cars…

  • Why aren’t many video games set in China compared to Japan?

    Well, the hard cold facts are that most video game developers are either Japanese or Western, and China doesn’t really have good relationships with many countries either in Asia or in the West. While China has a great deal of interesting history, the only games set in China seem to be focused on the Three…

  • How is the Japanese culture overrated?

    It’s not. Japanese culture is underrated if anything. IMO Korea is the country with the overrated culture. Why is Korea overrated? And keep in mind – I’m saying this while being someone who loves Korea, learned Korean, moved to Korea to live there for a few years, and have more Korean friends than American/Canadian friends.…

  • What do you think about China?

    I guess I come from the unique perspective of having been to all the East Asian countries (China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea) and my feelings about China has changed because of this. Roughly 30% of my friends are Chinese and 40% Korean. Before I lived in Korea, I was in China for a few months, visiting…

  • What is the difference between instant noodles in Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan?

    I’m qualified to answer this since I’ve eaten a lot of instant noodle brands from all three countries. They do tend to be quite different from each other, I can’t say that one is necessarily better than the other. But in general Japanese instant noodles (Nissin, Sapporo Ichiban, Maruchan, etc) -the Noodles are normally wheat…

  • Is China the least sexist of the East Asian countries?

    In general, yes China has better gender equality than Korea and Japan. For example if you’re looking at the percentage of female CEOs (often a good measuring stick for breaking the glass ceiling) – China has the second highest proportion of female CEOs in the world List of female top executives – Wikipedia – this exceeds even the…