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Japanese Etiquette. Feel free to ask any questions regarding etiquette that you want to know. I know there are plenty more but the comp would have been a mile l

Feel free to ask any questions regarding etiquette that you want to know. I know there are plenty more but the comp would have been a mile long.

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Japaneese
Fa 51'
so you' decided you want to see Japan but
you' re intimidated by the many strict and
Formal ways the Japanese. Worry not
because I' m here to teach you the top 10
must know etiquetas to make your time in
Japan a pleasant one. on let' s begin!
1. Keep it modest and neutral.
Make sure you don' t express anger or
aggression. These traits are equated
with losing Face m Japan, something
you do not want to happen. Also
stick to neutral subjects m
conversations; private lives are kept
private.
IF you are close to the person then
it' s but even then you should try
to keep it out public eye.
2. Visiting a Japanese Temple
There' s no strict dress code
For visiting temples and
shrines, but you will Feel out
place m shorts or outfits with
modest skin coverage. Casual
clothes, including jeans, are
Fine For sightseeing. Remember
to remove your shoes when
entering temples. There are
usually slippers by the entrance
For you to change into.
when eating, it' s okay to ask For
a Fork you' re not comfortable
with chopsticks. IF you do use
chopsticks, do not use the end
the chopstick that has been in
your mouth to pick up Food From
communal dishes. And never beav
your chopsticks sticking straight
hopin Rest them Oh the edge OF gives them the resemblance
your bowl or plate instead. ; erase. k
It Drinking *alcohol and regular
Drinking is something it national pastime in ' .
Japan. IF you' re not up to the task, never
refuse it drink ties considered very rude).
Instead, sip away. making sure your glass is
half Full.
Whatever you do, do not pour your own
glass. Companions traditionally pour drinks
For each other and pouring your own is
pointing out that your companions are not
attentive. In the same vein, you see an
empty glass, Fill it. IF someone offers you a
drink, it is polite to decline at First and
asked again you may accept and say yes.
5. Let' s talk about bowing
Japanese or all ages and
backgrounds bow in greeting
each other (even on the
telephone), and Foreign visitors
who at least bob the head will
get a smite " recognition.
However. Japanese know all "Pte even been
about handshake rig as well. and greeted with it Very
the visitor' s head may crash suprising embrace in
with an outstretched hand. the past when First
meeting people."
6. Slippers and shoes
when entering it Japanese house or
it ryokan, outdoor shoes are always
replaced by slippers at the doorway 3
Woman). Slippers are provided by 'e'',?,,?:
the host. when entering it room i ‘
with tatami Floor, slippers are
removed " well. Tammi should only
be stepped on with socks or in bare -
there are special toilet
slippers For exclusive usage inside
the washroom. The usual house "I MOU' this seems
slippers are left outside the door obvious but it' s very
while using the washroom. Important."
7. Deathly Numbers
As in many other cultures, there are Lagt
quite it Few social indiscretions I
connected with death. In the
Japanese language, the sound ofthe
word For "Four" is the same " the
word For "death," therefore, it comes
little surprise that Four is regarded
an unlucky number. As it result,
you' been invited to someones
home, giving Four " something " a
gift will likely make the recipient Feel it
little awkward; so, you' re best to stick ‘Five is it nice safe
with a safer number. number!
8. Baths Palate and local*
Public baths are a great place to scrub up '
before taking a long» relaxing soak. Just F',
make sure you do it in that order. Entering
the bathing area and making a beeline for Ir"
the bath before you' polished your body is _
not going to put you in the best light. As
you enter the main bathing area from the
changing room. you' ll see an area close by
where you can sit on a little stool and scrub
up. with all the necessary accoutrements at
your fingertips. Don' t Forget that the bath
is For soaking and you should smell of roses ‘Wk goes We same if
before you join your fellow batters in the retur katilette Rt
communal mace“ someones home and
they own a bath»
9. Blowing your nose in public
In a crowded public place like a train
car, emptying the contents OF your
nostrils into a tissue or, worse, a
handkerchief is a big new m Japan.
You‘ re better OFF doing what many
others do, sniffing a lot.
Every train car has its sniffers and,
occasionally, some shorter: too. IF you
must honk into your name. Just do it as
discreetly as you possibly can and try
not to spend too much time gaining at
the Fruits your labor once thebub is
done.
10. ‘Revisiting chopsticks one more time
The only acceptable time to
pass something between two
people using Chopsticks is at
a Funeral: Following the
cremation, the remaining
bones the deceased are . l
picked up by a relative using so keep that in mind when you' re
passed the chopsticks leftovers to a mend. Better to
held by another relative who place it directly onto their plate
then places the bones into faetter Moarr Somemore i"
your dining party of the passing
the urn. of a loved one.
Alright guys I may have a
longer hiatus on my next
Japan mythheart comp [
simply because I want to do l
a true False one on my
home country (It
will be two parts). I' ll have
more details in my next
comp where I' ll cover
useful Japanese phrases!. .
see everyone them!!! AAB 26396
never be like my
Father and short
into your
hand... seriously
...
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#59 - spidurman
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stickied by bizengaust
#146 to #59 - cormy
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That caption is painful
That caption is painful
#267 to #59 - imnotawesome
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#269 to #267 - desacabose
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#75 to #59 - bizengaust [OP]
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spiderman thread?
#76 to #75 - spidurman
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#79 to #76 - bizengaust [OP]
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#81 to #79 - spidurman
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#83 to #81 - bizengaust [OP]
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#84 to #83 - spidurman
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#89 to #85 - spidurman
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#90 to #89 - bizengaust [OP]
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#1 - strelko
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I always read this even though im not interested at all to go to Japan, and probably never will, but still its a nice compilation.
User avatar #180 to #1 - malimrav
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Same for me, its just interesting to learn about different cultures
#8 to #1 - fezzo
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You never now when a distinguished Japanese emissary will come to visit you in your humble home, so it's good to know the proper ettiquette.

Also it's good to know in case weeaboos are present so you can call them on their ********
#188 to #8 - anon id: fcb7f852
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When in rome, do as the romans do.
User avatar #248 to #8 - malacrianza
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To be honest, if a distinguished Japanese emissary visits my home, he should be the one to adjust to our ettiquette. It never hurts to know these things, though.
#43 - grandlordchicken
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>4 is death
Oh god it all makes sense.
User avatar #125 to #43 - sexwithyourwife
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i used to watch a show called Chaotic that was aired on 4kids..i miss the game they had
#126 to #43 - OOOnelsonOOO
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When I was a kid, I always thought it odd that the chef always had a sucker.   
   
Now I've watched the other version, it's hilarious to go back and see all the weird **** that was censored.
When I was a kid, I always thought it odd that the chef always had a sucker.

Now I've watched the other version, it's hilarious to go back and see all the weird **** that was censored.
#364 to #126 - anon id: 3490a302
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Trace instead of Ace.. I don't understand that one.
#50 to #43 - arkanios
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>4 thumbs on this post.

Some paranormal ****** about to go down, ******
#55 to #50 - bizengaust [OP]
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BAIL!!!!
BAIL!!!!
#249 to #50 - zombiesnipertwo
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and 4 favorites
and 4 favorites
#271 to #50 - hattheifbatman
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You have four thumbs four takes four letters
User avatar #4 - infinitereaper
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Wait, so you're saying rape isn't a polite way of saying hello in Japan?
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#251 to #4 - anon id: 130bb5df
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only if you bow first.
#5 to #4 - nyanturtwig
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I think that's only on special occasions with Japanese school girls
#153 to #5 - fatalhermit
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and tentacles, dont forget tentacles
#6 to #4 - bizengaust [OP]
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Comment Picture
#2 - grandlordchicken
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Is there any special etiquette for when around Godzilla? Also, when talking to Godzilla should you refer to him as Godzilla or Gojira? What's the proper prefix to use when talking to Godzilla?
User avatar #358 to #2 - atrocitustheking
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His title of "King of the Monsters" is recommended for formal occasions.
User avatar #86 to #2 - mrhaihoang
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its always pronounced "Gojira" and followed by a loud scream "aahhhh!"
#3 to #2 - bizengaust [OP]
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I would suggest staying as far away from Godzilla-sama as possible. He is known for being cranky and doesn't have the patience to deal with bowing or formalities.
I would suggest staying as far away from Godzilla-sama as possible. He is known for being cranky and doesn't have the patience to deal with bowing or formalities.
User avatar #15 - BerryLicious
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This weeaboo I used to share a student house with is off to Japan in a month. She likes to think she knows about Japan and enjoys telling Japanese people about their own culture. I'm not going to pretend that I know a lot about it, but I now know that she is going to embarrass herself royally, and insult an awful lot of people.
User avatar #17 to #15 - yodaiam
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Pls Pls post results!
User avatar #18 to #17 - BerryLicious
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I already have some cringeworthy stories about her to be fair. Not only is she a weeaboo, she's woefully socially moronic
User avatar #21 to #18 - yodaiam
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Will you give me a link to said stories?
User avatar #22 to #21 - BerryLicious
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Sure, when I post them
User avatar #30 to #22 - FluffyMuffin
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call them the weeaboo chronicles, could hit front page if your lucky
User avatar #33 to #30 - BerryLicious
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I'm not bothered about that. It's late over her in old Blighty, I'll do one tomorrow
User avatar #181 to #33 - howuncreativeofme
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me too please
User avatar #35 to #33 - BerryLicious
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*here. Goddamnit.
#152 to #22 - fatalhermit
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me too
User avatar #70 to #22 - zekeon
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Count me in, too.
User avatar #44 to #22 - grandlordchicken
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Me too, this sounds funny.
#215 to #197 - anon id: ed8038b1
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I thought these were different parts and opened all of them.
#218 to #215 - BerryLicious
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Bless your heart
Bless your heart
#19 to #15 - anon id: 1e450d18
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Interestingly enough, most anime isn't too far off. They will, however, look like an obnoxious dickwad and a stupid tryhard when they bow 90 degrees from the waist and give a formal apology for bumping into someone on the train or some other 'overdoing' of cultural niceties.
User avatar #20 to #19 - BerryLicious
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Oh trust me. She has absolutely no idea what she's getting into. Listen to her talk about Japan for five minutes and you'd know what I mean.
User avatar #317 to #15 - Lintutu
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subbed for updates on this ****
User avatar #342 to #15 - icollectraresbro
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Please post the follow-up on her returnal
Id like to see how much she made a fool of herself.
(Also if she refers herself to otaku and ****, she will receive 2x hate points in japan)
User avatar #343 to #342 - BerryLicious
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Oh lordy, she does call herself an otaku. This is going to be horrendous.
You'll have to wait a year until she's back though, unless she's kicked out.
User avatar #375 to #343 - icollectraresbro
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I hope she knows otaku is "Mentally unstable" Or something like that. She is ******.
User avatar #26 to #15 - bizengaust [OP]
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I know what you mean by that. I've worked with a few teachers who came over thinking that what they learned from anime was accurate to the core. Sadly these people never last very long.
User avatar #27 to #26 - BerryLicious
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I almost feel sorry for her, but she's so utterly obnoxious about the whole thing I find it hard. I just hope she doesn't insult too many people too much.

Though knowing her, she will.
User avatar #37 to #27 - bizengaust [OP]
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She'll soon learn that the worst thing you can do to a Japanese person is act like you've mastered their culture. They take this as a big insult because they believe their culture is the hardest to master and outsiders simply don't have the mental capacity to do so. This goes along with being very humble. If people ask you if you speak Japanese well you never say your fluent, you tell them that you're not so great but learning. Even if you have mastered everything you always tell them you're still learning
User avatar #38 to #37 - BerryLicious
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Oh no. She's ******.
#212 to #37 - bemmo
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>being humble is part of their culture   
>they believe their culture is the hardest to master   
>they believe outsiders simply don't have the mental capacity to do so   
   
Well, thank you very much Japanese people.
>being humble is part of their culture
>they believe their culture is the hardest to master
>they believe outsiders simply don't have the mental capacity to do so

Well, thank you very much Japanese people.
#167 - motherduck
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The Japs need to relax.
#268 to #167 - teranin
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The country that the term "Karoshi" originates from needs to relax.  Really, I have no idea what could give you that impression.
The country that the term "Karoshi" originates from needs to relax. Really, I have no idea what could give you that impression.
User avatar #380 to #268 - grandlordchicken
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Is that the term for suicide by overworking? I forget.
User avatar #381 to #380 - teranin
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kind of, more like "working yourself to death"
#179 to #167 - Fallingleaf
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Indeed.
I have been living in Japan for 7 years now, originally from Britain.
I am a humanist atheist and studied sociology, so you can probably imagine my feelings towards strict culture based off superstition.

When I first put my chopsticks in my rice, I was strictly told "don't do that", and of course I naturally asked why not? I did not get a straight answer, do you know why? Because many Japanese don't even know, they just somehow "know" that it is bad.
And therefore I of course deliberately do it on purpose because 1) It is far easier to leave your chopsticks in your rice than on the side of your plate because they do roll off, no really, it happens all the time to everyone and 2) I am a ******* arsehole.

Rules about etiquette and manners I always follow - if they make sense. Some people I have met, with an emphasis on some only, are very strict about their bowing and ****, and expect me to return the bow (and yea, you can tell that these type of people have been to those "bowing lessons" that some work places even have. I know right?) and I deliberately give a huge smile and say, in English "Hello, nice to meet you!" and offer my hand for a good shake.

I am not saying that I just walk around pissing everyone off, but when living in Japan, some of the cultural rules are so restrictive, pedantic and rather ridiculous that you just have to openly be yourself and unashamed of who you are, without trying to morph into a Japanese, or just join the thousands who kill themselves every year.

And so, I continue putting my chopsticks in my rice. I offer my hand instead of bowing to those who are way too formal and visibly sweating, trying to get their bowing perfect.
When someone tells me to kiss some statue or wash the steam from some other temple fire because it is good luck, I ask if there is a temple to Thor close by.

I am alone in Japan. I disregard the cultural rules.
I am a huge arsehole.
#210 to #179 - LOLWUTS
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>temple to Thor.
I love this post so much.
User avatar #252 to #179 - shadylight
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YOU ARE A HERO.
#48 - vgmddg
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I misread the title for number 5 the first time.
Bowling
#54 to #48 - bizengaust [OP]
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It's all good.
#151 to #48 - fatalhermit
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me too
#185 - Awesomecarrot
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#4 -
'Never refuse a drink (it's considered very rude)'
'if someone offers you a drink, it is polite to decline at first'
User avatar #191 to #185 - thingexplain
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That was confusingly put, but basically it means you shouldn't look like a schnorrer. (Yiddish: someone who always happens to show up at dinnertime or when drinks are happening and someone else is paying) So when you are offered a drink, you say something along the lines of "Oh, no, I couldn't possibly" or "I shouldn't" and that gives them a chance to insist that you drink with them. It's when they ask you a second time that you accept, so that you don't seem like a parasite and they seem an especially gracious host.
User avatar #303 to #191 - Lintutu
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but what if you really don't want to have ANY alcohol?
User avatar #330 to #303 - trollzoll
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Then they get mad at you for not respecting their culture despite the fact that they don't respect yours.
User avatar #357 to #303 - thingexplain
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You say something like "I wouldn't care for liquor, but I will have tea or water, if you don't mind." They don't care if you refuse alcohol (unlike the russians, where if you are offered a shot you take it, then you can refuse more after that) they just want you to be polite about it.
User avatar #365 to #191 - Awesomecarrot
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I see, thanks!
#12 - letrollzor
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Too many slippers!  And as always an excellent comp
Too many slippers! And as always an excellent comp
User avatar #313 to #12 - trollzoll
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Can you tell me where that gif is from?
User avatar #315 to #313 - letrollzor
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The internet
User avatar #320 to #315 - trollzoll
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Of course I should have guessed.
#66 to #12 - bizengaust [OP]
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I know right? It's hard to keep track sometimes  thank you for your praise
I know right? It's hard to keep track sometimes thank you for your praise