So they’re left with the question: how does Japan stay so clean?
Some examples of extreme Japanese cleanliness have gone viral, like the seven-minute Shinkansen train-cleaning ritual that has become a tourist attraction in its own right.
“In Zen, all daily life activities, including having meals and cleaning the space, must be regarded as an opportunity to practice Buddhism.
In Shinto, cleanliness is godliness.
That is why Japan is a very clean country.”This concern for others is understandable in the case of, say, infectious diseases.