Business Etiquette and Personal Interaction tips
A smile is something that has multiple meanings in Japanese culture, such as joy, or displeasure. Make sure to practice caution with your facial expressions in certain situations so as not to give off the wrong idea.
Professional women it is suggested to wear low heeled shoes in order to avoid towering over men
In a business setting, casual dress is never acceptable in Japan
"Sumimasen"「Excuse me」is very useful to add to your vocabulary, also the phrase "Kekko desu"「I've had enough」
When at a restaurant in Japan, it is not required to tip.
If you are invited to a social event in Japan, it is not important to be punctual, it is actually preferred to arrive "fashionably late" to the party.
Public displays of affection are generally frowned upon in Japan, they do not touch in public, it is considered highly inappropriate to touch someone of the opposite sex in public.
A business card is called a meishi in Japanese. The proper way to give and receive the meishi in Japan is with both hands, with a slight bow. It should be printed in your home language on one side, and Japanese on the other. Present the card with your native language side up.
In a business situation, business cannot begin until you exchange your meishi.
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