Japanese cultures and Traditions
Japan is full of interesting cultures and traditions.
- Japanese people do not wear use inside the house. Even guests, local or foreign are prohibited to use shoes or slippers inside the house.
- Chrysanthemum or white flowers are not given to living people. These signify mourning for the dead.
- Chopsticks should not be stabbed in a rice bowl. Food in the bowls are offerings for them.
- Bowing when leaving should be acted. This is a sign of a good bye.
- Japanese people are the most polite people in the world.
- There is no tipping in Japan.
- The service that Japanese people give is incredible in a sense that you are like a very high person for them.
- Japanese give a high regard to cleanliness and respect.
- Japanese value hierarchy..
- When members of an organization sit together, they have to be seated in a hierarchical order. The person in the highest rank must be seated farthest from the door and the lowest has to be seated nearest to the door.
- Slurping during eating is very normal. Actually, it is not only for them but also to all Eastern Asians.
- Cell phones in Japan have a loud shutter when taking a photo for girls to easily notice guys fooling around through their cameras.
- Every single child has to attend an extracurricular activity aside from academics. These extracurricular activities include sports, music and arts.
- Vending machines are scattered all over Japan.
- In public toilets, there are no public towels and soaps.