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.