Etiquette In Japanese Culture

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Every country has their own language and culture that makes them unique. In Japan, they have a unique etiquette that affects how people behave themselves, how they communicate, and how they associate with other people. They often called this “Omotenashi,” which means to provide an exquisite politeness and altruistic attitude with a desire to maintain or foster a good relationship with someone. According to Ishii Keiichi, the Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism Minister, “Visitors to Japan in 2017 jumped by 19% from the previous year to 28.69 million” (“Japan”). The numbers of foreign tourists who visit Japan continued to grow each year. Perhaps many people love Japanese culture for their traditional food, anime, or temples. Yet, among those reasons, Omotenashi should be one of the reasons why visitors love to visit Japan. By evaluating hotel services, public spaces, and table manners, Japanese distinctive aspects of etiquette play an important role in Japanese culture.
Hotel services in Japan demonstrates the excellent example of Omotenashi. Five years ago, I had an opportunity to visit Tokyo, the
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People try their best not to make noises in public places, such as on the train or bus. Most people refrain from speaking on the phone or talking loudly with friends in the public places and keep their phones on silent. Even when they listen to music, they always listen through the headphones with low volume. Making noise is regarded as disrespectful and impolite. Japanese people are worried with bothering one another so they try to be considerate of others. Therefore, people often use their travel time to read, sleep, think, or just sit calmly. “You soon find yourself acting more kindly, gently and civic-mindedly, handing in lost wallets to the police and never ever raising your voice in public,” says Noriko Kobayashi, Head of Inbounded Tourism (Powell and

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