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Manners and Customs: How to behave when using public transport and dining in a restaurant

In Japan, observing manners and etiquette in public places is considered very important. Here are some basic manners and rules foreign visitors should observe when traveling in Japan. Manners on public transport When you use public transport (especially trains and buses) in Japan, you should keep in mind the following points: Do not talk loudly Chatting out loud is considered inappropriate on Japanese public transport. Foreigners may think it strange that everybody is just staring at their mobile phone in dead silence, especially during commuting hours. However, this just shows their national character; Japanese people tend to refrain from talking personal things in public. So it’s a good idea to […]

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