manners

10 types of people Japanese women hate sitting next to on public transportation【Video】

Porn, drool, and body odor all identified as major problems.

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10 times Japanese train passengers aren’t so polite【Survey】

Even in famously polite Japan, sometimes guys forget their manners.

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Japanese custom of bowing to cars at crosswalks keeps locals safe, warms Internet’s hearts【Video】

Even people born and raised in famously polite Japan are amazed by Iwate Prefecture’s manners.

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Anime-style magical girl video series promotes good subway manners…in Los Angeles?!?【Videos】

The City of Angels gets a new guardian of manners with the bilingual Japanese/English Super Kind series.

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A piece of Japanese business manners that many Japanese people could do without

Farewells can be sad, but in a Japanese business saying good-bye can be a pain because of the country’s elevator etiquette.

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Japanese woman punches boyfriend, charms Internet following his terrible restaurant manners

Just one more example of why you should always be nice to food service employees.

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An often-forgotten part of Japanese train etiquette that we should all keep in mind

Twitter manga reminds us that if you’re standing in this part of the train, you might be making the ride unpleasant for your fellow passengers.

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Japanese worker’s job threatened for drinking non-alcoholic beer during break

Office employee poses question to the Internet: Is it wrong to drink a non-alcoholic beer during a break?

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Is Japan’s custom of folding the toilet paper into a triangle for the next user unsanitary?

Sure, it looks nice, but at least one hospital thinks it’s hiding a gross, unhealthy secret.

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Bloomberg’s video makes Japanese business etiquette seem way more complicated than it really is

Common sense will actually keep you pretty safe when navigating the “etiquette minefield” of a job interview in Japan.

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Ramen romance — Five things to remember if you don’t want to blow your noodle date

Avoid these faux pas and keep your date hot like ramen broth.

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Here’s the reason why your expensive ikura sushi often comes with some cheap cucumber slices

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.

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Be kind to blind pedestrians by choosing where you step when walking through the snow in Japan

Unexpected request changes attitudes about sidewalk manners and being considerate of vision-impaired residents.

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Japanese schoolgirls engage in “Air Chair Battle” in railway commercial promoting manners【Vid】

Just when you thought Japanese commercials couldn’t get any weirder.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 strangest ways to be polite in Japan 【Weird Top Five】

Slurp, sniff, but whatever you do, DON’T pour your own drink!

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Japanese train company slammed for ad branding women “undignified” for applying makeup on board

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.

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To ask or not to ask: The etiquette and law of using convenience store restrooms in Japan

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.

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Jack-‘o-lantern trash bags being handed out to fight litter during Tokyo Halloween parties

Celebration’s image tarnished in recent years as partiers leave huge amounts of trash on the streets.

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Diabolically clever Kyoto style of writing “No bike parking” has Japanese Internet impressed

The famous hospitality of Japan’s old capital is being put to intimidating use to combat inconsiderateness outside this building.

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“25 Potential Culture Shocks from around the World” infographic offers tidbits of travel wisdom

What could be hard about taking a pee in Poland? Where are you likely to see camel racing with robotic jockeys? Answers to these and more below!

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