In Japan, knowing where you're going is not enough: you need to have it in writing, in Japanese. I've always found myself transported miraculously from place to place in Japan by simply placing pieces of paper with my destination written in Japanese in cabbies' hands. But on my last visit to Tokyo, this proven methodology failed me
If Belgium is known for its chocolates, Ghana its gold and America its cheeseburgers, surely Japan should be known for its toilet seats. I realised on my first visit to the country. It was in winter and I was shivering slightly when I entered my hotel toilet.
Mr India knows it all and every conversation must end with Mr India establishing himself as the top dog. If he hasnt heard of something, it doesnt exist. If he isnt convinced by an argument, then its rubbish.