That’s how you could describe this country that is made up of 6852 islands and its citizens. They are known for their technology, video games, creativity, mangas, sushi, samurai and for being the land of the rising sun. The Japanese are very imaginative when it comes to inventing. By the way, they invented the cuddly pillow, survival horror, calculators, selfie stick, instant noodles, and Blu-Ray discs. Now, let us talk about the language of this thousands-of-years-old culture!
Similarly to Germany, Japan experienced an economic miracle after the Second World War. The former agrarian country became a high tech economic nation in a few decades.
That’s why the country is very appealing to many, but the customs of Japan are very different compared to Western countries. So, to make sure nothing goes wrong when you visit Japan you need to prepare a little.
Good manners are very appreciated in Japan, therefore you greet each other with a slight bow and attach “san” (Mr/Ms) or “sama” (a more respectful version for people of a higher rank than oneself) at the end of people’s names. Shaking hands is overrated.
Slurping while eating is considered polite. Shoes are taken off at the entrance of every home and at the entrance of most companies and hotels. Surgical masks are worn to protect others from your germs.
You should avoid eating, blowing your nose and talking on your cell phone in public. Oh, tipping is considered an insult and the Japanese drive on the left! Watch out!
Now, we’ve learned some information about Japan. We would be glad to learn more about Japan and its culture with the help of our multilingual video platform. Use this opportunity and make your own multilingual videos. It’s free! We say goodbye with a Japanese proverb: “It’s not important to be better than everyone else. It’s important to be better than you were yesterday!”. We hope to accompany you on this path!
Jikai made! See you next time!
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