Celebrate the Differences (Part 3): What’s a Japanese Grocery Store Like?

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Having a chance to visit the U.S., even though it was just a week, really made me think about how different my life is here in Japan.  Different doesn’t necessarily mean better or worse…just different.  This spawned the idea to create an article series showing some of the differences between being in Japan and being in the US:

Grocery stores in Japan are pretty similar to American ones in that you have your major sections like produce, dairy, etc.  But there are some differences to recognize.  The most striking differences are the food selections you can choose from.  Being in a different country means that popular foods and delicacies may not be what you’re used to.  Another major difference was to see how polite the staff members were compared to the staff back home.  The majority of the workers behind the register seem to really value their jobs, and everyone so far has been quite polite.  At one of the grocery stores I frequent, workers actually bow before leaving the main grocery area.

Instead of typing about this one, I think showing you a Japanese grocery store is the best way for you to get an idea.  I will do a walk-through of two major grocery stores in my area.  Please enjoy!!
Torisen

(video coming soon)

Jusco

(video coming soon)

Thank you for watching,

Donald Ash

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