First in a series of brief notes on Japan.
You have probably heard there are a lot of vending machines in Japan. There are. It is like South Germany where I lived at one time only much more so. There is even one on the corner of the country road where I am currently living.
What is strange is that there is almost no public seating at least where I am now. And canned drinks come with no straw. Where and how are you supposed to drink them?
Standing up in the street? Do you tip them into your mouth from the can like some barbarian. It is true I have encountered this problem in other countries, so why single out Japan? Japan, I am singling you out because you are grown up. You are supposed to know better.