Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette

Questions

To save you the trouble of surfing the net, here are some websites & blogs with a wealth of information. They say, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” but I believe that “forewarned is forearmed.” So, I am sure these sites can get you through an untold number of situations, problems & feelings that you will experience.

Do you have the gift of the gab? If not, then look no further. The following sites will help you survive & live to tell your grandchildren of your escapades in the far east. Gambatte !

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-essentials-of-japanese-words-and-phrases-for-t.html

http://www.linguanaut.com/english_japanese.htm

A simple & concise site that highlights social cultures & etiquette related to meeting, dining, gift giving, etc.

http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/japan-country-profiles.html

Public nudity is not a thing for everyone but believe me it does a whole lot of good. If you are brave enough to venture into a Public Bath (sento), Hot spring (onsen) , these sites will definitely arm you to the hilt !

http://www.wikihow.com/Enjoy-Hot-Springs-in-Japan

http://www.sentoguide.info/etiquette

Sushi is synonymous with Japan & you cannot leave Japan without sampling the fare at a sushi bar. Don’t want to feel like a fish out of water, then watch and read up on how to eat sushi.

 

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Eat-Sushi

http://www.sushifaq.com/basic-sushi-experience-information/how-to-eat-sushi-sushi-etiquette/

For Business Professionals interested in learning the intricacies of the way business is conducted in this part of the world, then these sites paint a clear picture of what you are getting yourself into. All the best !

http://www.japanesebusinessguide.com/index.html

http://www.japanintercultural.com/en/japaneseBusinessEtiquetteGuide/default.aspx

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