In many countries, electric bicycles are bicycles that are electrically powered. This means you can just turn a throttle to get the bicycle cruising without pedaling. In Japan, electric bicycles are just bicycles that are electrically assisted. Meaning, you still have to pedal, but the pedaling just becomes easier up slopes.
In many countries, automatic doors open when you approach them without you having to operate it. In Japan, automatic doors open only when you press a button or touch a panel on the door.
Funny Japanese people.