GACKT Official Weibo update. Translation below:
Before when I was in America
the University Professor there said this to me
until today I still remember it
“If you want to understand the economic status of this country, this street,
the average education level of the middle class and lower class, etiquette, habit,
thought, danger, etc
ride on 5 taxis and you will immediately understand”
If I use Tokyo as an compare,
no matter which company’s taxi I hired
the chances of conflicts to happen is pretty low compared to overseas.
In other words, this is the nature of Japanese.
It’s a regret that drivers who can speak English or other languages are ectremely few.
This shows the education level.
Also, when riding a taxi
you would not feel that the driver’s standard of living is that much lower than your’s.
This shows that the average level of the middle and lower class is pretty high.
The difference between Japanese taxi and any other parts of the world is
the high fare where no other can beat
Taking taxi in long term may lead to bankruptcy without one realising it
This only proof that living in Japan is pretty difficult.
How about in Albania.
Ride in the taxis a few time and you will know.
There are taxi with meter and those without
[Taxi without meter]
[Drive state the price]
I called for a taxi in the hotel,
don’t know why but most of them were without a meter.
Although deciding the fare based on the look of the passenger happens only in undeveloped countries,
but I quite like this kind of system.
But, there is no relation to whether there was a meter installed,
the drivers were all very nice.
They were very careful while driving.
There were almost no rash driving.
I should say there were no traffic jam at all
so there’s no need to drive rashly.
This city is very quiet.
This kind of carefree feeling
I couldn’t get enough of it.
I still want to stay here for a little longer…
I’ll come again
I’ll return to this city again.
Source: GACKT WEIBO
Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team
Translation © GACKT ITALIA