Answered over 4 years ago

What are taboos in Japanese culture?

Takaaki Mori Takaaki Mori, Living in Japan

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...

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Answered over 4 years ago

What are the do's and don'ts in social decorum when in Japan?

usagi usagi, Lived in Japan

Japanese like polite attitude. So, when you greet someone for the first time, DO "bowing" at same time when you do self-introduction. But, please DON'T "body touch" for the first time. and take some personal distance. Japanese people don't have culture to touch shoulder or kissing for greetings. ...

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Answered over 4 years ago

How does one connect with locals in Japan?

usagi usagi, Lived in Japan

Besides jumping into a bars or cafes, you can try some SNS "meet up" or "couch surfing". In these website/app, you can find many events based on your preference ( e.g Language exchange, cooking, standup comedy, dinging out, gaining to museums). Through doing some activities you like, you can easi...

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Answered over 4 years ago

What are taboos in Japanese culture?

Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

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. D...

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Answered over 4 years ago

Why do Japanese walk more than most Asians?

Moi Moi, Lived in Japan

Because there are a lot of shops and stores are within a walking distance, so it doesn't make any sense to miss all the shopping that I can get.

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Answered over 4 years ago

What are taboos in Japanese culture?

Moi Moi, Lived in Japan

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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Answered over 4 years ago

Where is best date spots in Tokyo?

Yu Yu, Living in Japan

Tokyo is filled with attractions and I am sure there are answers to all your interests. If you like nature and park, Ueno Park and Shinjuku Gyoen is the largest park in central Tokyo. Rikugien in Komagome (a northern station in Yamanote Line) is a nice Japanese garden. Autumn colors of leaves and...

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Answered over 4 years ago

Why do Japanese walk more than most Asians?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

I think that is because there are public transportations developed, and also, this is particular in Tokyo I think, is that due to lack of parking spaces, getting around by car is not easy for us. It is faster and cheaper to use public transportations than owning a car. Thus, we tend to walk more ...

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Answered over 4 years ago

What are taboos in Japanese culture?

Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

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.

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