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Food Etiquette in Japan

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Hi there! My husband and I are planning our very first trip to Japan for next spring. I have been doing quite a bit of research, but have found no clear answer to one particular question...I am a bariatric surgery patient and eat very, very little. 5-6 bites of any particular food is generally about as far as I can go. I know the portions are smaller there, but are they THAT small? I read several places that it isn't considered offensive in most restaurants to leave food on the plate, but I would literally be leaving almost the entire dish because I eat so little; however, I read that it isn't commonly accepted for people to share a dish (which is what my husband and I usually do), each person is expected to buy at least one thing for themselves. I also don't drink with my meals and am hoping that isn't an issue...I'm just trying to figure out what the best course of action would be for me...I really do not want to be rude or offensive to anyone, it's important to me to respect the customs of the Japanese people while we are there. Does anyone have any insight on this issue? Thank you so much!!

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