Hi! I hope it's ok to ask about the life style of Japanese people. So I heard (and if I'm wrong, please correct me) that in European and American countries people after graduating from high school (or reaching a certain age) are expected to and usually leave their parents' house. In my country it's still normal to live in their parents house. How about in Japan? Have a nice day!
So actually this is really interesting. I can’t speak for other Asian countries and don’t really know about the European college system, but a lot of kids in Japan actually go to their college from home. Unlike a lot of American Universities that have dorms and offer financial aid, a lot of Japanese colleges don’t have dorms, or if they do they’re really expensive. And especially if the school is in a big city, that’s a lot of money. A lot of kids intentionally choose to apply to colleges close to home as a result. If they find a job far away after graduating, they’ll move out then, but if not there’s not really as much social stigma against staying with your parents.
This is also partially because traditionally, Japanese households are multi-generation. It’s not strange for parents with kids to also be living with their grandparents. It’s not strange for all your close relatives to live in the same town. It’s a network to help each other out. This has been changing a bit recently, as more young people go to Tokyo to work, and have to live in small apartments that don’t allow for that many people to live together. (this also has a huge negative impact on Japan’s aging population, as kids are no longer around to care for their aging parents. Retirement homes aren’t as big a thing in Japan as in the US, and a lot of elderly don’t want to leave their homes and want their kids to take care of them, which is becoming increasingly difficult in modern society. But I digress)
So yeah, nothing wrong with living in your parent’s house in general! I still live with my mom lol Even though she says she wants to kick me out, I’m a very clingy child :P