Brazil or Japan? Where to escape to?

There are 2 groups of people who discuss this issue, there is a large part that constantly complains about Brazil, and another part that is not satisfied with working in Japan or how the country works. Of course, Japan is ahead in thousands of things, such as technology and the economy, while Brazil has a huge reputation for corruption and violence, but that is no reason to say that one is better than the other.

In this article, I do not want to favor any of the countries, we will see points that disadvantage each country to show that currently there is no way to escape the difficulties that we expect in the future terrible. It is simply up to the personal decision of where it is best to be.


Japan is one of the countries with the lowest crime and violence rates in the world, with only 3 firearm deaths per year, and with a very low rate of thefts. This is a great choice for those who want to carry expensive phones and leave the house without fear of being shot. While on the other side we have Brazil, a country where there are more than 5 gun deaths per hour, and it has a high rate of theft, violence and traffic accidents caused by the carelessness of drivers.


But are we totally safe in Japan? A country full of earthquakes, volcanoes, typhoons that can cause tsunami and hurricanes? Not to mention the radiation that is spreading thanks to the Fukushima plants.

We should not do as some Brazilians do and generalize. Many Brazilians who have no understanding of Japan think that there are earthquakes that open the ground and kill people every day. (kkkk) We have had just one fatal earthquake in the last 10 years, and the culprit in the deaths was the tsunami that killed just over 30,000 people.

The only problem is that we don't know tomorrow, and anything can happen, like: volcanoes exploding and tsunami coming. So the tip is, stay away from the sea. On the other hand, Japan is quite prepared for natural disasters, and if there is an earthquake in Brazil, nothing is left standing. Translating: Earthquakes are a minimal problem in Japan, but as we don't know tomorrow, the unknown may come.

Work and education

Education Brazil it sucks, both in schools and in society. You have to adapt and live in a place where swearing and slang of sexual connotation is something normal and legal, and be extremely careful, because nobody follows any laws, both in traffic and when keeping your city organized and clean. Not to mention people's lack of temperament, where they get nervous and cause each other problems.


Now about Work? There are thousands of holidays, you can work at your slow pace, but you have to settle for a low salary and the high cost of things. Not to mention the huge unemployment rate that is present in the country. Inequality is greater, since in Brazil it is each one for itself. Some kill themselves from working for little, others do not work and earn a fortune.

Education in Japan? It is so big that you can even get scared, the Japanese are extremely polite, they talk thinking about the other person. Of course, like any country, there will be cases of prejudice. This even happens among the Japanese themselves, due to the various social and economic hierarchies. Another problem in Japanese schools is the Bully (Ijime) that happens among the Japanese, and it can happen even more if you are a foreigner.

Now about Work in Japan? In Japan, there is no shortage of jobs. however, if you do not have a training, or knowledge of the language, the most you can do is to work in factories for at least 10 hours a day. Despite the high salary, be prepared to do the same thing every day and have little time to enjoy life.


Social life and Leisure

Many feel that the Japanese do not enjoy themselves. Anyone who studies about Japan knows that there are endless ways to enjoy life in Japan, there are a variety of things to do, explore and see. However, leisure is not always happiness, the Japanese suffer from their social lives due to their shyness, lack of time and other problems.

They even have social problems between them, and they will have even more with foreigners. But do not think that it is difficult to have a social life in Japan, if you try hard, have knowledge of the language, go for it, you will have great true friendships. And about leisure, if you have money, you will never be bored in Japan, but be prepared to follow rules, and have a different lifestyle from Brazilians.

Brazil is famous for its great freedom, and also has a huge variety of leisure and fun, many prefer the way that Brazilians have fun, but this brings both social and mental damage. People who cross the line end up harming others and even themselves in a physical or psychological sense.

Now the social life among Brazilians is great, they have great relationships and friendships, a lot of conversion, they have a different way of expressing themselves, which attracts foreigners from all over the world to know this Brazilian way. but this has been gradually deteriorating and becoming fatal. It is increasingly difficult to trust people, or make jokes, since some people take it seriously and do terrible things for it. That Good morning we heard from people on the street has ended.


Other points

Of course, we do not address important points like the environment. Japan, although small, does not only have buildings as people think, but Brazil is full of space with plantations and trees that brings unique foods and a tropical climate for everyone. In Brazil you can eat fruits until you get sick while in Japan you will have to pay a little.

Other than that, a fatal point is Brazilian politics, the main responsible for sinking Brazil and its culture. It is too late to say that Brazil is going to change, in the same way we cannot say that Japan or any other country in the world will improve, the trend is only getting worse, since humanity ignores small problems that are the cause of everything.


There is no better or worse country than the other, there are points of view. As much as I love Japan and its culture, and as much as I hate the lifestyle that Brazilians lead (Slang, bad words, attitude and education), I intend to establish myself close to my family and I don't intend to kill myself working in factories in Japan. Of course, if opportunities arise, I will rush to live in Japan or other countries that I like like Canada or some in Europe.

The important thing is not to worry about it, all countries have problems, and the conditions of the land and man, however much you want to ignore it. It will get worse and worse. Not to mention that Unforeseen comes to everyone, don't be dreaming about things that can change dramatically. Therefore, do not complain about any country or keep saying that one is better than the other. Of course, you can love a country and speak well of it, as I do with Japan.

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