Messages from Friends
Nearly a year has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. With generous support from all over the world, Japan is now on a steady path to recovery. Our friends from abroad, who recently visited Japan, sent messages sharing their experiences and impressions of our country.
“I was fascinated with Japan from the start, by the culture and the beauty of the landscapes. What I love most here is the friendliness, the good manners and the education. People carry themselves with such elegance”
“In Japan people respect each other, and also have self-respect. Both are important” (Ruzimatov)
“Japan is a remarkable country with its own culture, worldviews, customs and tradition” (Perren)
“The combination of the absolute beauty of Japan, in Kyoto, to be able to see the changing of the leaves or try different kinds of tofu and different temples. There’s a peacefulness, and there’s a gentleness that pervades in all the gardens”
“I like the fairness, good sanitary conditions and precise operation of trains in Japan. I’m German, born and raised in Germany. We’re similar in nature to the Japanese. We’re strict with time, diligent, and not only willing to work, but are hard working”