manners

Japanese World Cup team’s manners awesome as usual, locker room pics after unexpected win show

Japanese fans at stadium continue their considerate tradition too.

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The Kyoto way: Sidewalk sign with a window is actually a manners warning

City government is tired of an inconsiderate problem happening in downtown Kyoto.

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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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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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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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How do you say ‘Google it, you trash’ in British English? Answer surprises many in Japan

People in Kyoto and England have more in common than previously thought. 

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Cats bowing in apology is Japan’s latest weird gacha capsule toy collection

Felines walk us through the finer details of saying sorry in Japan.

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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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Do you really need to wear toilet slippers when using the bathroom at home? Japan’s netizens vote

And a housecleaning expert weighs in!

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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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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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Is there any point to holding your chopsticks the “correct” way? Let’s find out【Experiment】

After years of using her own style, our Japanese-born reporter finally does what her parents were trying to get her to do all along.

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