Originally Posted by Nyororin
Also... Everyone is busy. The pretty images of the Japanese countryside are a fantasy. There is no calm relaxation. Everyone, everywhere is working 20 hours a day in one way or another - when you are working from your home, there is no end to the workday. People have 10 times the free time in the city.
I didn't think it was possible for them to work anymore than what I see where I am. But one thing I noticed about Japanese farmers, they harvest one day and the next they are out putting seed in the ground. They don't even give the soil a chance to rest much less take one themselves.