Unfortunately racism does exist in Japan, although it is probably different from the way it is in your own country, especially if you are from the west.
For decades, convenience stores (konbini) in Japan have been a fixture in the urban landscape, a much loved and much praised part of Japanese society. But there are signs that the konbini business may be showing some cracks, that reflect the problems of the society as a whole. (Originally posted on August 8, 2019.)
Is there really no tipping in Japan? Well, yes and no. When is tipping acceptable, and are the commonly held beliefs about tipping in Japan true?