Japan: Greet with a bow

Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 4, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

Japanese of all ages and backgrounds bow in greeting each other (even on the telephone!), and foreign visitors who at least bob the head will get a smile of recognition. However, Japanese know all about handshaking now, and the visitor’s head may crash with an out-stretched hand. In business, exchanging name cards is essential.

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