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Visiting Japan for the First Time? Here are 4 Things You Shouldn’t Do

Visiting Japan holds a unique set of social norms to adhere to during your visit. These tips offer travelers the best practices to avoid accidentally offending Japanese people and ensure an embarrassment-free vacation at your desired destination. 1. Avoid Looking People in the Eye jp.fotolia.com/ Who isn’t happy when they are on vacation in an…

Always Remember These 10 Big No-Nos When You Are in Japan!

Every country has its own taboos, rules, and cultural restrictions. These can differ enormously from nation to nation or between continents. Western societal norms may seem normal to a western person, but seem completely alien to someone from a different part of the world. These stark differences can create something of a culture shock for…

Smoking in Japan: Manners and Tips

No one can say that smoking is healthy – that’s for sure. But an adult choice is just that, much like drinking whiskey or playing the lotto. For those smokers in Japan, here is a quick guide to cigarettes. Some people would say that Japan is a smoker’s paradise. Cigarettes are fairly cheap, smoking areas…

Don’t Be Rude! Here’s How to Be Polite When in Japan

Every country has its own unique customs and ways of expressing emotions, Japan is no exception. When you visit another country, it is always nice to try and abide by some of the etiquettes while there, and it also makes the experience better! In Japan, some things that are often done in other countries can…