It's no secret that the Japanese has a great reputation when it comes to cleanliness, and it was on full display when they cleaned up an entire stadium
after a 2018 World Cup match.
So, it should come as no surprise that a Japanese man would help us clean up our own streeets (althought it is something that we Malaysians should do, not a guest in our country).
The shocking thing, however, is the amount of trash he picked up.
Mountain of cingarette butts
The Japanese man, known only as Nana, took to his Twitter page to share share a picture of the amount of cigarette butts he managed to pick up during a clean-up run earlier this year.
According to Nana, he picked up more than 4,500 cigarette butts
at the Ayer@8 area in Putrajaya in less than one and a half hours.
Nana wrote in Japanese: “So many cigarette butts littered everywhere”, accompanied by a crying emoji.
Nana, who's currently residing in Cyberjaya, then revealed in another tweet (in Bahasa Malaysia, nonetheless) that he picked up the trash during a gotong-royong
with environmentalist group Trash Hero Putrajaya a few months ago.
He also said that he likes to volunteer for various charity initiatives.
In fact, he shared another picture showing a heap of plastic bottles he and his fellow friends collected near Gem In Mall at Cyberjaya before the Movement Control Order (MCO) started in March:
To be honest, we feel a bit malu
because a Japanese man is helping us clean up the mess we made in our very own country.