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9 principles of behavior can make you feel strange when coming to Japan

Japan is a relatively isolated country in the ocean. Many visitors will feel some of the rules of behavior in the country of the sun rise quite strange in comparison to other Asian countries.

And here are 9 principles of behavior can make you feel strange when coming to Japan:

1. Always take off shoes when entering the house

This is one of the basic principles that you need to know first of all when traveling to Japan. If someone invites you into the house, do not forget to take offyour shoes​ and place it on the shelf at the entrance.


Always take off shoes when entering the house

2. Preference for women is not common

Tactical gestures originated in the West, when men were giving way to women ahead of time, holding elevator doors… are very rare in Japan.


In a metro of Japan

Ladies as they walk to the door of a building where a Japanese man has just come out, do not expect them to keep the door open for you to come in. However, of course, not every Japanese man is like that.

3. Always bow

This is considered a minimum courtesy. Bowing is to show your​ respect to the opposite, instead of greeting.


Instead of just say Hi, they bow to express their respect to other

4. Always queue up

Queuing up is one of the rude gestures in the country. Even when there is such a rush as to delay the train, the Japanese adhere to this principle absolutely.


 The culture of queuing up in Japan is very well-known around the world

5. University is a fashion show

Young people, university students in Japan are very interested in costumes. Many students, especially women, go to school with skirts and high heels as they go to a party.


Just look at how they dress up when coming to school

6. Have a special crew whose job is stuffing passengers in the high-speed train

Trains, high-speed trains in Japan are particularly crowded in the morning because the train schedules are scattered. The stations have their own crew, which is responsible for pushing, cramming passengers into the train to depart on time.


A crew is stuffing passengers in the high-speed train

7. Always say Itadaki masu before eating

The phrase Itadaki masu is an invitation, the basic courtesy before the meal begins. Put your hands on your chest and say this before holding the bowl.

In addition, after the meal is finished, visitors can say Gochiso sama, as a thank you.

8. Make noises when eating noodles

Slurping a bowl of noodles is considered a polite gesture in Japan, showing that diners love this dish. However, visitors should only make noise when eating noodles with a bowl.


This is how they appreciate the hard work of the chef

9. Eat raw octopus

Raw octopus is a favorite Japanese dish. When the animal is cut into pieces, its body is still moving. Do not hesitate to tap a tap on the soy sauce and eat immediately.


To me, this looks so ewww!

In addition, the raw food in Japan also includes squids, shrimp, abalone …

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