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10 Things That Help Japanese To Spot A Foreigner In An Instant

1 - Don't accentuate your shoulders.

Japanese people, particularly their women, adhere to a strict clothing code that requires them to cover their whole body even when the weather is hot. In order to avoid being mistaken for a foreigner in their nation, wearing a dress that shows your shoulders will make you clearly identifiable as such. Future Japanese women, on the other hand, are progressively abandoning traditional traditions and embracing Western fashion.

2. Try to eat in silence as much as possible.

A peaceful lunch is hard to come by in Japan restaurants, especially if you are the sort that like to be alone with their thoughts. This is due to the fact that the Japanese feel that having a little background noise while eating is beneficial. As a result, when a Tourist walks into a quiet restaurant, the Host quickly turns on the television or plays music.

3. Taxi drivers open their vehicles' doors for their customers.

Contrary to popular belief, taxi drivers are responsible for opening the cab's doors in the event that they are flagged down by a customer, unless the customer choose to open the door himself. In addition, individuals in Japan stop a taxi by lifting their hand in the air, rather than holding their hand sideways as is customary in other nations.

4. Only use perfume on a rare occasion.

For foreigners visiting Japan, wearing a perfume that has a strong fragrance might make you clearly identifiable as a foreigner to the natives. According to Franco Wright, the founder of a perfume store, this is due to the fact that the Japanese are extremely sensitive to fragrance and might even regard the wearing of perfume as being disrespectful. Despite the fact that some of them wear perfume, the perfume market is very tiny and fragrances are not readily available at cosmetic stores.

5. Avoid eating in public areas as much as possible.

However, because the Japanese are so concerned about cleanliness that they are concerned about whether or not the person eating would remove their garbage once they have finished eating, eating in public areas is not strictly forbidden in Japan. However, this regulation is beginning to lose its significance since some of the city's younger residents consume snacks while walking, even if they are not in a congested area.

6. Believes that they should remove their shoes even when using public restrooms

Just as it is not suitable for you to enter a Japanese house with your shoes on, it is also not appropriate for you to use their restrooms, whether they are public or private. This is due to the fact that the Japanese are concerned with cleanliness and regard every area of their house, including their toilets, to be clean.

As a result, they developed specific sleepers, which you must wear while entering their restrooms rather of wearing the shoes you brought with you before entering. As a result, if you come to Japan and use their public restrooms wearing your shoes rather of the slippers that are provided by the government, the natives will immediately recognize you as a foreigner.

Tattoos that are hidden

Tattoos are not particularly prevalent in Japan, and they might make it difficult for visitors to navigate the country. For example, if your tattoo is visible, you will not be permitted to use certain social amenities such as a gym, spa, pool, and other such facilities.

As a result, when people with tattoos go to work or public areas, they cover them up with clothes or special bands to avoid being recognized.

8. Refrain from giving up your seat on public transportation.

Japanese people are reluctant to give up their seats on public transportation to another person because many of those who are given seats consider it to be disrespectful, saying that by providing them a seat, you are increasing their weakness.

9. When welcoming someone, give a hesitant handshake.

When it comes to greeting others, the majority of Japanese people do not approve of physical contact, which is why bowing is considered an acceptable manner of greeting among them. In order to avoid being mistaken for a foreigner, you should avoid greeting people with a handshake, an embrace, or even a pat on the back because doing so will almost always prompt them to identify you as such.

10. Don't accept tips from those who are leaving.

Many Japanese people, particularly those who work in restaurants, believe that leaving gratuities is impolite. This is because they are confident in the fact that they provided you with the finest of their services and do not anticipate any extra encouragement. In reality, they would like an unambiguous thank you.

If you chance to visit to Japan, I hope that these few pointers will assist you in blending in seamlessly with the local customs and traditions.

Do you believe you would be able to cope with the conventions of the Japanese culture if you find yourself in their country? Questions:

• Do you know of any more unique customs that are exclusive to the nation that we did not mention in our list? - Please feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

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