What are taboos in Japanese culture?

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Moi Moi, Lived in Japan

Answered over 3 years 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.
Jo Jo, Living in Japan

Answered about 1 month ago

Five-Fav Japanese Cultural Norms ~ "When in Rome, Do Like the Romans!"
1. Respect OPP~ Other People's Property that is... If it is not yours, leave it be.  If it looks lost, turn it in to the nearest Lost and Found or the Koban.  If you've lost something, there is a 98% chance that someone has turned it (cell phone, wallet, train pass, book, coffee mug, key chain, to groceries) in, all intact, for you to claim.

2. Discard Your Trash Appropriately ~ Don't leave an ounce of trash behind. Observe the Recycling expectations, Put trash in the proper disposal bins.

3. Be Patient ~ Cross carefully at the cross-walk, be patient wait (in-line), take turns, do not honk your car horn, exit the bus at the rear only, Stand left/Walk Right on escalator. In restaurants, Ring Table-Bell when ready to place a food/drink order. BE ON TIME FOR EVERYTHING.

4. Keep It Clean ~ Keep your Yen paper-bills crinkle free. Be neat, wash-away your dogs urine immediately with a water bottle, scoop your dog's poop, tame your dog, train your dog to be obedient (everybody's dog IS), No tattoos in Onsen, No exposed cleavage, no-smoking on train platform (find designated area)

5. Quiet & Quaint ~ No loud music, no loud talking, cell on silent, silence or quiet talking on the train only,  No disobedient children in public, practice non-violence, be peaceful, be courteous, No photos or video allowed during performances & concerts....just shhhhh, shhhh, shhhhh.




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