Kyoto’s “ikezu” culture of backhanded compliments explained in hilarious souvenir sticker series

Behind the calm, polite face of a Kyotoite is an angry woman who wants to shout at you for being so uncultured.

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Honne vs Tatemae: When do Japanese people lie and when do they reveal their true feelings?

People on the street in Japan explain the reasons why they sometimes have to tell white lies in social situations.

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