Christopher Grimes is executive editor of Nikkei Asia.
When I arrived in Tokyo in 2017, the American inside me bristled at all of the rules in my new city. Waiting for the walk signal before crossing the street, even when there's not a car in sight. Being told by uniformed road workers that I'm riding my bike too fast. Watching my kids being shushed by elderly people on the subway, even if they are not talking too loudly.