Cultural differences between Denmark and Japan


Hi! This is Mathias.
In this blog I want to write a bit about some of the cultural differences between Denmark and Japan that I have noticed while living here.


Train etiquette ★ 電車のエチケット

When I first came to Japan, one thing that I noticed when using the trains was that everyone was lining up properly before boarding the train. I was quite amazed when I saw those waiting to alight, allowed the existing passengers to get off the train, before they boarded in an orderly fashion.
In Denmark it is quite different. In Denmark, everyone tries to be the first one to get on the train in order to get a good seat. It is rare that people actually wait for people to get off the train before trying to get on it themselves.
I quite enjoy the Japanese way of boarding the train.



Cultural differences between Denmark and Japan