61. Japanese LanguageJapanese language with it's complex rules of honorific and humble speech are a reflection of Japan's ultra polite culture and society. It's a beautiful (and maddeningly complex) language.
62. MasksPeople in Japan wear a mask at any indication of illness or allergies. It's basically rude not to wear a mask when you're sick.
63. TattooTattoos are completely taboo in Japan. They are associated with criminal groups such as the Yakuza.
It's too bad since Japanese tattoo (irezumi) is amongst the most respected global tattoo traditions.
64. Manga CafesJapanese internet cafes (manga cafes) are so luxurious, convenient and inexpensive that people are living in them.
65. New Years CardsIn Japan everyone sends New Year's postcards (nengajo) to all their friends, relatives and business connections.
Picking the right card that shows your style, personality etc ... can be a major ordeal. Many people design their own original cards.
Business people may keep the meishi (business card) of everyone they have ever met and mail nengajo to every single person. It's not unusual for a sales person to send thousands of cards.
Japan Post provides a special service whereby nengajo are specially marked and delivered on New Years Day.
66. TatamiTraditional Japanese tatami floors are much loved in Japan. They are often found in modern houses and apartments.
67. YakuzaAs much fun as the Yakuza may be for movies and other international pop culture — in Japan the real thing can be a problem.
68. KaisekiKaiseki is a traditional Japanese multi-course dinner. It's the most fancy type of Japanese food. It comes in many tiny but aesthetically pleasing courses (up to a dozen). Kaiseki tends to push the limits of exotic food. Often Japanese customers can't identify everything in a kaiseki meal.
Many traditional Japanese ryokan serve kaiseki. As you can imagine kaiseki can be pricey.
69. Small Bars and RestaurantsIncredibly small bars and restaurants are one of the great charms of Japan. It isn't unusual to find a bar with just 4 seats. Customers invariably chat with the bartender at these places.
70. The Japanese Fashion IndustryJapan has a thriving fashion industry.