What are taboos in Japanese culture?

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Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

Answered 11 months ago

Respect the atmosphere and watch carefully what they are doing in that particular situation. 
There is a term in Japanese "read the air" and if you cannot do that, it is considered to be very rude. So, copy what people are doing, and how people are acting.
Mari Takahashi

Commented 10 months ago

yea, "read the air" is very important in Japanese culture

Takaaki Mori Takaaki Mori, Living in Japan

Answered 10 months ago

What I see pretty often and making people around uncomfortable is talking loudly on the train. Especially if it is rush hours, Japanese locals are on the way to their work and often they are not in very good mood... by the crowded train, it's morning... etc. So be extra careful to keep your voice down. 
Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

Answered 10 months ago

Here are some of my advice,
1. Take off your shoes shere needed, including fitting rooma.
2. Don't speaki loud in the public.
3. Don't use your phone in the train to speak with someone.
4. Don't eat & drink something you brought at any restaurants including fast foods.
5. Don't give tips
6. Don't stab your chopsticks to food.
7. Don't pass the food from chopsticks to chopsticks
Moi Moi, Lived in Japan

Answered 10 months ago


You need to keep your garbage until you see the garbage bin.
It's by the vending machine, convenience store, at train station, etc.
It's everywhere in Japan and you can't miss it.

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