One thing that’s typically Japanese are the ridiculously clean cars. I have no idea how they manage to keep their cars that clean. It’s not like all the Japanese are collectively washing their cars on Sunday. In fact I hardly catch anyone cleaning their car ever. But somehow all the cars in Japan are sparkly clean.
Maybe there are some car-cleaning-fairies that secretly clean all the Japanese cars at night and refuse to clean the gaijin cars. Whatever the reason, our car makes for a grim contrast with the Japanese cars. It’s almost getting to the point where it’s a little embarrassing (and yes, we have tried washing it but it just gets dirty very quickly again).
You might think the above picture is not so bad. Indeed in Belgium there are lot’s of cars that are worse than that. But it’s the contrast that does us in. Have a look at the next picture. It is a very good example of a typical Japanese car. In fact this was just the car standing next to ours in the parking lot. It is so incredibly clean! And almost all the cars look like that in Japan. Amazing!