When I moved to Tokyo I had the hardest time standing on a corner where there was no traffic waiting for him:

When we lived in London people only waited for the “green man” when there was traffic.  In Tokyo nearly everyone waits for the green man.  So in Tokyo, I usually wait for the green man.  I have noticed that when I don’t wait,  one or two Japanese will do the same.  Wow! The power of a bad example.  I don’t want to be responsible for someone getting hit by a car because of my bad example…as I’ll wait for the “Green Man!”