1. I shall be tolerant of those who do not speak my language. They were of me, and we managed well.
2. Bad language, entitlement, impatience, and greed have no place on either side of the sales counter.
3. Karaoke is the name of a volcano that exploded in the 1880's...
4. There are only 6 Suzuki Swift motor cars in Japan. All the rest are in Australia.
5. Camera store prices in Japan are no cheaper than they are here.
6. You can screen print Hello Kitty on anything.
7. No fish-flavoured drink is ever good. Cocktail or smoothie, it is just wrong...
8. When in doubt, smile. When in trouble, run.
9. Piety does not equal holiness does not equal morality.
10. Beer vending machines in the street do not make for drunken public orgies. The potential for bad behaviour is in the purchaser, not the vendor.
11. Japanese dogs do not bark. They are too polite for that. They raise their eyebrows at you...
12. It is not necessary to duck under hotel door lintels in Japan, but ship's deckheads and hatch coamings are another matter.
13. Follow the tour guide with the flag, lantern, or fish. Follow your own tour guide.