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    I'd argue Japan has much more of a service culture than the U.S. The difference is that (at least when I lived in Japan) every store had Nordstrom levels of service. In the U.S., if you want Nordstrom you can shop there or if you don't need service today you can shop at TJ Maxx and get zero service. I didn't have a car while I was in Japan, but I did enjoy seeing the gas station attendants not only pumping gas, but checking the fluid levels, cleaning all of the windows (not just the windshield) and the outside mirrors, and stepping into the street to stop traffic so the customer could get on his way again.

    MI-09, Economic -3.38. Social -7.59

    by Don K on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 09:51:40 AM PDT

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