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Author Chavez, Amy, 1962- author.

Title Amy's guide to best behavior in Japan : do it right and be polite! / Amy Chavez ; with illustrations by Jun Hazuki.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Stone Bridge Press, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (102 pages) : illustrations
Summary "This guide to common courtesy, acceptable behavior, and manners is essential for any visitor to Japan. Japanese are unfailingly polite and will never tell you if you've crossed the line. But by knowing how to act in every situation you'll gain the respect of your hosts and in the end get even better service and enjoyment during your travels. Covered here are all the essentials--like travel, greetings, dining--plus subtle niceties like tone of voice, body language, cell phone usage, city vs. country styles, and attire (and what to do about your tattoos!). The author, a 25-year resident of Japan and tourist adviser who lives on the fabled Inland Sea, knows just what foreign visitors need and delivers it in a smart, compact, and delightfully illustrated package for quick use and reference."--
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Hospitality and Thoughtfulness in Japan; The Role of the Outsider (You); Acknowledgments; 10 Things . . .; ... You Should Never Do in Japan; ... You Should Always Do in Japan; 1 Out and About; Some Basic Pointers; Smoking in Public; Forbidden Things; What to Wear (or Not); Shopping; Dating, Romance, and Flirting; Visiting Temples and Shrines; Purification; Prayer; Going Inside; Foreigners Not Welcome?; 2 Etiquette Basics; Bowing; The Head Bow Is Your Friend; Shoes, Slippers, and Socks; How to Properly Take off Your Shoes.
Slippers and SocksPolishing Your Shoe Etiquette; Gift-giving; "Thank You" and "I'm Sorry" Gifts; Gifts of Anticipation; "Get Well Soon" Gifts; Money; Tipping; Money as a Gift; Cell Phones and Electronics; Getting a Charge; Cell Phone Photo Manners; Social Media; Taking Photos: Ask First!; Lose Something?; 3 Getting Around; Subways and Trains; The Shinkansen; A Word about Escalators; Walking and Biking; On the Sidewalk; On the Bicycle; Renting and Using a Car; Taxis; 4 At the Accommodation; Ryokan and Minshuku; Yukata; Best Behavior in Traditional Lodgings; Shukubo; Hotels; Business Hotels.
Capsule HotelsGuesthouses and Hostels; 5 Using Toilets and Baths; Toilets; Public Facilities; Japanese-style Toilets; Western-style Toilets; Old-style Pit Toilets (Non-Flush); Toilets in Traditional Lodgings; Bathing Japanese Style; Public Baths; Some Bathing Tips; Tattoos in the Bathhouse?; 6 Consuming Food and Drink; On Public Transportation; In Restaurants; For Starters; Ordering Protocols at Japanese-style Restaurants; Table Etiquette; Using Chopsticks; Vegetarian and Other Special Diets; At the Bars; Drinking Dos and Don'ts; Beer, Sake, Shochu, Chuhai; Izakaya; Hostess Clubs.
Paying the BillGetting Rid of Food Trash; How to Properly Separate Garbage; 7 Visiting a Japanese Home; Eating (and Sitting) at a Japanese Home; 8 Language and Conversation; Modifying Your Speech; Conversation Basics; Conversation Cautions; If You Need Help; Turning Down Offers and Saying No; Taboo Subjects, or the Art of Getting Along; 9 Business Meetings in Japan; Visiting the Workplace; Getting Seated; On Your Way Out; Bowing at the Workplace; Exchanging Business Cards; Afterword: Bringing Good Manners Home With You; Language: Useful Words and Phrases; Greetings.
Thanks, Apologies, and RequestsAt Mealtime; Saying "No" without Saying "No"; Gift-giving; Saying Goodbye; Back Cover.
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Subject Japan -- Guidebooks.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- 1945-
Chronological Term Since 1945
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hazuki, Jun, illustrator.
Added Title Guide to best behavior in Japan
Best behavior in Japan
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