Futamatagawa, Yokohama - The Japanese kanji characters for "open" and "close" are extremely similar and the source of much consternation for me, especially when riding the elevator. Here is a scene from a day in my life some years ago while riding the elevator at the local department of motor vehicles office. I was on my way to pick up my Japanese driver's license.
|1. Waiting 2. "WAIT!" 3. 50-50 4. Oops!|
What about reading Japanese road signs you ask? That's a whole other story.