Japan is a country that takes pride in its appearance. You don't see litter on the street and the store fronts are tidy. I was asked one time by a taxi driver in Japan if American's have overhead cables like you have in Japan. The answer is yes and no. Newer developments in the USA have all the cables underground. The reason Japan doesn't is primarily due to the fact that the country is earth quake prone. Pretty much every place you go you see overhead cables but they do put them underground on the main thoroughfairs.