We don’t have borders with other countries, only with islands. So, if we go to another country by air or ship when we arrive at our destination we encounter differences in people, buildings, geography and so on. If I travel by land, it changes little by little. For example, I didn’t know before travelling by land to Russia there are many Asian types living there. I only thought European people lived in Russia. It was a new reality for me.
And Japan is famous for cars and electrical products, so is the image of ‘made in Japan’. If a local car doesn’t work on the road, people think I can repair it perfectly. Actually, not all Japanese are mechanics.