By Borneo Bulletin
Asia News Network
When asked why they were doing this, they said that in Japan, it has become a habit for people to carry plastic bags and clean up litter voluntarily.
One reader identifying himself as Haji Ismail said, “The Japanese are trained from a young age to clean up things around them, and it’s also part of their school curriculum. This is an effective way to nurture children, apart from training and education at home. Over time, it has become ingrained in their culture.”