Japan is a country in which etiquette is incredibly complex. It may seem that the Japanese in vain turn simple actions into a ceremony, but here, for sure, no one will remain offended.
We are in AdMe.ru Gathered for you some rules of courtesy from Japan.
Just to name a person is not enough. And if you have heard about the respectful suffix “-san”, then you should know: this is only the tip of the iceberg, there are some more:
- “-Kun” – more warm polite suffix, than neutral “-san”. Roughly means “friend”;
- “-Tyan” – diminutive suffix, not used in male society;
- “-herself” – The greatest possible respect (“Mr.”, “Hon.”). Designed for gentlemen and deities. In modern speech it is sometimes used as sarcasm;
- “-Senpai” – for the younger to appeal to the elder, distributed among students;
- “-Khokha” – the opposite of “senpai”;
- “-Sensei” – when addressing teachers, teachers, doctors, scientists, politicians and other socially respected people;
- “-Sy” – for official letter.
Business Card Transfer
This is a ritual. Here is what you should do:
- turn the business card “face” to the partner;
- pass it with both hands;
- if your status is lower than that of the partner, keep the business card lower than he;
- if you have been given a business card, put it on a business card and admire it for a few seconds;
- do not forget to bow;
- If you do not have a business card, you are gone.
And so on and so forth. Not that we have – put it in your pocket, and that’s all!