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They also talked at length about their experience in Tokyo. Most of the stories had to do with the kindness and politeness of the Japanese people. They emphasized that it wasn't just staff or at venues, but people on the street, from a stranger helping them order lunch to the little lady that served them lunch remembering them the next day and helping them eat again. Even at the show, kids would go nuts just like American kids during the songs, but between songs, you could hear a pin drop. The people they encountered went out of their way to be helpful.
Both boys said their experience with the people of Japan made them want to be better people. Made them want to be better people...I couldn't get those words out of my head. I'm grateful to people who change my boys' lives for the better.
Their final story brought home their Tokyo experience. When going through customs in Chicago, they observed a customs worker yelling at an Asian (maybe Japanese) passenger trying to get him to go in another line. When raising his voice didn't do the trick, the worker grabbed the passenger's arm to physically move him. The harsh, almost rude treatment of this passenger stood in stark contrast to the gentleness, politeness, and kindness they had experienced in Japan. A life lesson from experiencing cultures not your own.
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