Finnish cultural tips by Joni-sensei

Joni created some tips for actual living in Finland. We discussed the similarities and differences between Finnish and Japanese culture.

I thought the following two were unique:

● Busses won’t stop, unless you wave at them
I have to wave for the bus to stop at the bus station. After my arrival in Finland, I was able to actually see such a scene.

● Some Finnish people don’t like to stay close to each other. Its not because of you!
They generally seem to avoid physically touching or getting too close to strangers.

I thought that individualism was more respected in Finnish culture, but it doesn’t mean they are cold-hearted.

Thanks to Joni’s tips, I could know these customs in advance.


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