People are idiots. Still, you can be curious about a country without making assumptions. Something I really should not have to write, but sadly is a lesson we need to relearn again and again, no matter our age. Curiosity about other cultures can be a great thing, especially if you plan to visit that country. Obviously, you would want to research and immerse yourself in as much as you can–so you can learn and, you know, have a killer time. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 11 cool stuff to buy in Japan.
Now I am less ignorant of the travel gift protocol. I know it is important to pick up some a t-shirt or some Lankan food from Staten Island, and dole it out to my family, whenever I make the long ferry ride out there from Manhattan. If I were going all the way to Japan, I would need to pick up some even better mementos. Certainly you can’t go wrong with one of the 11 cool things that you should buy from Japan and if you truly enjoy your stay check out the 10 Best Places to Retire in Japan.