Anonymous asked in TravelAsia PacificJapan · 2 months ago

Why are the Japanese scared to travel to other countries?

Seems like they only travel within their own boundaries on the island. why?

9 Answers

  • 1 week ago

    Because many japanese are not good at speaking English. Some of them are not brave

  • Quinn
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    They are not. If anything, I have found the Japanese to be very adventurous when it comes to travel for those who can afford it. The problem is that most of them cannot afford to travel outside of Japan or at least not as often.  For the average Japanese, it can take almost a lifetime of savings in order to afford to travel abroad.  Why do that when they can travel within Japan for far less which unlike most other countries Japan has preserved many of their historical sights and do so comfortably.You could travel from one end of Japan to the other on the price of an airline ticket to Europe or the US and still have money leftover to afford a good hotel, meal, and souvenirs.

  • 1 month ago

    I heard every year one-tenth  Japanese go abroad , so maybe they don't feel so scared to travel to other countries.

  • 2 months ago

    Not only Japanese but also other people don't want to travel internationally now because of COVID-19.

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  • 2 months ago

    You have obviously never been to Whistler, or the Gold Coast, or Penang, or Honolulu, or Phuket, or Paris, or London.  I therefore feel a sense of pity for you. 

  • 2 months ago

    Most are not scared at all. And they are going abroad.

    If you are talking recently, in case you haven't noticed, there is a large pandemic going on.

    If for the last few decades, it is more financial - some traveled domestically only since trips abroad can be expensive. From the 80s til the early 90s, there were huge numbers of Japanese traveling abroad. They were snapping up real estate right and left in Hawaii and the US west coast, as well as golf clubs, resorts and other places around the world. When the Bubble burst however, they became a lot more tightfisted. They are a lot more concerned about their economic future - Japan has not been in a long term recession (yet), but it has not been doing well either - nearly stagnant for 30 years. The country has not had 2% GDP growth in around 7 years, and there is no sign it will in the future. It has a demographic time bomb going off with fewer babies being born together with an exploding number of elderly, who need the most social services. There are fewer working taxpayers supporting the sick and elderly.

    But there have been record numbers of Japanese going abroad, until the pandemic broke out. Over 20 million people in 2019 - nearly 1/6 the population.

    Numbers will go up again after this pandemic, though they may never be as spendthrift as before.

  • 2 months ago

    Their English speaking ability is not so wonderful

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    ・Language Issues - They are generally not good at English conversation and other foreign languages, or overly concerned about it.

    ・The difficulty of taking a long holiday (the holidays themselves are not necessarily few) - In May, there is "Golden Week" consecutive holidays, but usually about a week.

    ・Abundant domestic tourism resources - 5th in Travel and Tourism Competitiveness (2019).

    * The Japanese international travelers per population ratio is about 20% (before COVID-19 pandemic), which is not a high value. The same is actually, true for Americans.

  • :)
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    That’s just how they are. They also mainly marry other Japanese people. They’re raised to value their culture/country. 

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