etiquette

Zoo director begs people to stop screwing with air conditioner, setting it to lowest temperature

The reptile house is no place for monkey business.

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Four (actually five) important manners tips for attending anime stage shows in Japan

Our hardcore anime musical fan gives us a quick course in otaku/fujoshi etiquette.

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Japanese etiquette lesson: Should you fold up your own futon when leaving a ryokan inn?

The sleeping mat has to get folded up before it gets put away, but who should do the folding?

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This simple picture of a stairway is worth a thousand words about Japanese culture

Commitment to being considerate leaves a literal mark in Tokyo station.

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Ukraine’s message of thanks and friendship gets really awkward with Japan

All’s embarrassing in love and war.

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Bowl or chopsticks: Which one should you pick up first?

An introduction to the finer details of Japanese dining etiquette.

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How not to bathe at a public bathing facility in Japan

Four annoying behaviours commonly seen amongst men at the onsen and sento.

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Japanese gyaru-turned-mom is more concerned with making her son a gentleman than a scholar

Teen shares three rules his mom raised him with, and “Go study!” wasn’t one of them.

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Should you place miso soup on the right or the left?

Difference between Tokyo and Osaka kicks off a nationwide debate on Japanese miso placement etiquette.

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Akihabara card shop asks visitors to stop getting liquored up inside the store

Sir, this is a place for Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh, not beer and shochu.

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Sustainable Otaku Goals: A framework to help you avoid fan burnout

And also to avoid becoming the reason for someone else’s burnout.

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Japan’s most annoying train behaviours: Passengers reveal the things that irk them most

Stay on everyone’s good side with these pointers on Japanese train etiquette.

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A lesson in doujinshi convention manners from our resident doujin artist

How much chitchat is OK with an artist who doesn’t know you?

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Train etiquette poster features legendary Japanese folklore hero in an unusual plot twist

As the old saying goes, yesterday’s enemy may be today’s friend.

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Japan is so polite even its hanko stamps bow to show respect

Unique aspect of traditional business etiquette surprises even Japanese people.

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Japanese manners coach’s tips for elegantly eating sandwiches has people baffled

Have we all been eating our sandwiches wrong all this time?

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Should you turn your bowl upside down after eating at a Japanese restaurant?

Japan’s etiquette police weigh in on an unusual trend spotted amongst diners.

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Should you add wasabi to your soy sauce at a sushi restaurant?

Japanese sushi chefs weighs in on customers who practice “wasabi joyu”.

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Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators

They’ve become the first prefecture in Japan to do so.

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Foreign citizen arrested in Japan for throwing his bento trash in a mailbox

U.K. citizen claims he thought it was a trashcan.

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