All throughout the trip, it has been agreed among the students and professors that the locals of Japan are completely different than the locals of the United States. From the minute we arrived, they have all been so friendly and polite. Speaking on behalf of personal encounters, I can tell you that the locals of New York, for example, don’t seem to like tourists at all. They always seem on the go and rarely do they ever stop to give you directions. On the other hand, the Japanese locals have made such an effort to assist whenever we stop to ask them for help.