manners

Disturbing video shows man hitting woman for crossing her legs on Japanese train【Video】

Manners on board are important in Japan, but we never expected to see this.

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Is it OK to bite through your ramen noodles while slurping them in Japan? Internet debates

Slurping is the norm in a Japanese noodle house, but is it OK to bite off your ramen if it’s more than you can chew?

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Super-polite bowing shoebill in Japan wins hearts with its incidental grasp of Japanese etiquette

Video shows Futaba-chan’s polished manners.

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Japanese man expects woman to serve him at drinking party, gets helping of delicious sass instead

“This is the first time I’ve met a woman who doesn’t dish up for other people.”

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Pregnant woman takes teen boys to task for calling their friend “lame” for offering her his seat

Pays thoughtful youth a compliment while demonstrating how sometimes “kindness flies like a boomerang.”

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Tatami etiquette: Why you should never step on the threshold of a washitsu Japanese room

It’s a peculiar rule that even Japanese people don’t always understand.

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15 rude things not to do on trains in Japan【Survey】

In a country famous for its manners and famous for its trains, of course there are plenty of train manners to keep in mind.

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In Kyoto, “Hey, you’ve got a really nice watch” is NOT a compliment, Japanese businessman says

That Kyoto resident might want you to notice something other than the fine craftsmanship.

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Japanese manners: Majority say “Loud laughing during a movie is rude” in survey

Survey finds a big, and surprising, gap between what young and old people think is acceptable behavior.

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Love Live otaku takes up two seats on bus for himself, four for his anime plushie crushes

Love Liver stretches his anime idols out for a relaxing ride, but online critics aren’t a fan of his manners.

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Tokyo governor criticized for “unbelievable” rudeness of putting hands in pockets during ceremony

With midwinter-level cold and rain at the outdoor Tokyo Marathon awards ceremony, Yuriko Koike wanted to warm her hands, but started a firestorm.

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An illustrated guide to the proper way to give and receive business cards in Japan

If you want to look suave and polite, these are the four steps.

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New train ad in Japan advocates for leaving texts a while without a response, sparks debate

These new train safety ads tell travelers that any friends who’d drop you for a late response aren’t friends at all.

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Should you dip your egg sushi in soy sauce before you eat it? Survey asks Japanese diners

Pretty much everyone agrees that soy sauce for fish is a must, but what about the most popular kind of non-seafood sushi?

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The must-have item to avoid being a jerk at Tokyo’s biggest Halloween street party

Bring a bag, and no, not to put candy in.

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The Japanese language has a special honorific suffix just for talking to athletes

Soccer star wants more fans to mind their manners and remember to use it.

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Is it OK to put other food on top of your white rice when eating in Japan?

Rice is part of almost every traditional Japanese meal, but should the rest of the meal be part of the rice?

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Five important manners to remember when buying something at a Japanese convenience store

Frustrated clerk lists what shoppers should do in the land of stellar customer service.

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Tokyo restaurant that charges rude customers more sees dramatic increase in number of rude orders

Intended penalty for bad manners backfires, prompts pub to make drastic change to its beer pricing policy.

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Five reasons there’s no tipping at restaurants in Japan

Guidebooks love to say it’s because Japanese people think tipping is rude, but that’s not even close to the whole story.

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