Avoid these faux pas and keep your date hot like ramen broth.
It might seem like the restaurant is just out to make an extra buck, but those veggies could be keeping you from making an old-school sushi faux pas.
Unexpected request changes attitudes about sidewalk manners and being considerate of vision-impaired residents.
Just when you thought Japanese commercials couldn’t get any weirder.
Slurp, sniff, but whatever you do, DON’T pour your own drink!
The new ad campaign addresses a variety of behaviours that should be avoided while travelling on trains, but so far, this is the only act that they’re calling indecent.
While the widespread presence of public toilets in convenience stores is great, it is also fraught with ambiguous customs and could, technically, even lead to criminal charges.
Celebration’s image tarnished in recent years as partiers leave huge amounts of trash on the streets.
The famous hospitality of Japan’s old capital is being put to intimidating use to combat inconsiderateness outside this building.
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One man in China was mad as hell at uncivilized behavior in airports and divided opinions in the country by not taking it anymore.
With rules regarding everything from tea to elevators, some new employees think it’s all too much.
The obvious answer would seem to be “No,” but our Japanese-language reporter has a unique alternate perspective.
If you’re starting a new job, you might want to stretch out your back before showing up at the office for your first day.
We asked expats living in Japan if they thought that simply living here has made them a better person. Find out the results: the good, the bad and the ugly!
The Japanese are known for their politeness, so it’s only natural that visitors to Japan want to know what to do, or not do, to avoid appearing rude. Check out this list of little behaviors that you won’t find in your guidebook.
Because ninja always strike when you least expect them too.
Remember when everyone’s minds were blown by images of Japanese fans tidying up their section after the World Cup? Well what might seem amazing to some is totally atarimae (obvious and expected) to the typical Japanese mindset. As your mother may have told you as a kid; you make the mess, you tidy it up! And the day after the massive Halloween party at the famous Shibuya crossing last weekend, volunteers were out in droves this year again with plastic bags and gloves to make the streets all sparkly again.
But just how many of them actually even contributed to the mess to begin with? According to reports on Twitter, not too many—and boy, are they angry…
I’m sure you’ve all been there: you’re walking behind someone who’s engrossed by their smartphone, constantly jabbing at its screen while strolling along, when suddenly they stop dead right in front of you and you have to take evasive maneuvers to avoid crashing into them.
You’d think that, as a country known for its impeccable manners, Japan would be immune to such inconsiderate behavior, but smartphone zombies are just as common here as anywhere else in the world. It really is a global epidemic.
One university in Thailand is taking steps to remedy the problem, however, introducing the first ever “mobile phone lane” for pedestrians who can’t seem to take their eyes off their cellphones while walking to and across campus.