Live in Japan: Japanese lifestyle and its social culture
Tobita-kun Goes Abroad from Shiga, Japan

What is Tobita-kun? “My name is Tobita Tobidashi. Please drive carefully.” The figure of a small boy was created in Shiga Prefecture 40 years ago as a safety measure to alert drivers to watch out for children who might run out unexpectedly (called tobidashi or “pop out”) on the street. Up to the present, some […]

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