What is considered common sense in one country is not necessarily common sense in another country. Common sense differs depending on the place and time. Sometimes, what is common sense in Japan is not common sense in foreign countries. I think the best part of traveling abroad is to catch a glimpse of such differences in common sense.
Maybe I'm exaggerating, but when I visited Taiwan, one of the biggest differences between Japan and Taiwan is the way you ride a motorcycle. In Taiwan, there are so many motorbikes on the roads, the roads are full of them. And it is not unusual to see two person riding the same motorcycle, which is not allowed in Japan. Sometimes there are even three people riding on a scooter. Maybe riding two people on a scooter is not prohibited in Taiwan.
The family in this photo was also riding on a motor cycle with three people. If you look closely, you can see that all three of them were wearing helmets, even though they were riding together. It may be the same in Japan and Taiwan, although it is acceptable for more than one person to ride on the same bike, but they have to wear a helmet.
December 1, 2019
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85