My Japanese Supermarket Culture Shocks

Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media
Published in
4 min readMar 14, 2024

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After living in a different country for many years, you adapt to the local lifestyle and tend to forget the things that surprised you in the first place. The last time I went to my home country, France, I experienced several reverse culture shocks, one of them just by going to my local supermarket.

When I travel to a new country, I always make sure to look at the local supermarkets. The kinds of…

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Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media

Living in Japan since 2011. I love interviewing inspiring people.