Even though there is a large measure of truth to the widespread belief that Japanese conform to the group, this often-heard phrase attests to their awareness of the differences in individual tastes.
(Style: spoken/casual/A=female, B=male)
A: Kondo no paatii no ryoori wa nani o tanonda no?
B: Nanika ii mono to itte mo juunin toiro dakara, nakanaka kimaranakute ne. De, kekkyoku iroiro torimazete tanomu koto ni shita n da yo.
A: What kind of food did you order for the party?
B: Since everybody has his or her own taste, we had a hard time deciding, but we finally came up with a menu that offers a lot of variety.