Everybody who moves to a new country, it is challenging to visit a drugstore and finding the product you want. The best way is to ask a staff of the drugstore, but if speaking is problematic as well, hmmm…. It might be useful to know about the products of the country.
To help out kanji-challenged expats in Japan (like me), here is a summary of the most popular cleaning products in Japan. There might be different brands in various drugstores, but these products (of different brands) are common here. Hopefully it is useful and easy to understand, since translation camera apps are not always doing their job properly. Either, you are new and still need to get some products, or you have always wondered if you have used the Japanese cleaning products properly.
The products are explained as:
Enjoy shopping in drugstores!
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