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Title: Social Etiquette


1
Social Etiquette
  • Japan and England

2
Topics of Interest
  • Japan
  • Greetings
  • Eating Etiquette
  • Gaijin
  • England
  • Introductions
  • Pub Etiquette
  • The American Way

3
JAPAN
4
Greetings
  • In Japan, the level of formality of greetings
    is directly connected to relevant hierarchies of
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Seniority of position (Sempai-Kohai)
  • Insider-Outsider relations
  • Vertical Relations

5
Bowing Shaking of Hands
  • General Rule Deepness of bow depends on status
    of self to the person to whom one is bowing.
  • Handshaking has become more common, but remains
    a little unusual

6
Behaviorisms
  • Directness- Viewed as vulgar, preferred method is
    stomach talk
  • Shyness- 1) limited English
  • 2) little interaction with
    foreigners
  • Flattery- Sono koto wa Arimasen
  • viewed as quite natural, the Japanese rarely
    pass up the opportunity to praise each other in
    company.

7
Eating Etiquette
  • Dos and Do Nots
  • Do Not Stick chopsticks upright in your rice
  • Do Not Pass food from your chopsticks to someone
    else's
  • Do be polite, saying Itadakimasu at the start
    of the meal, and thanking your host at the end
    (or anytime in between).
  • Do try to eat everything you are given, and dont
    forget to slurp your noodles
  • Do Not pour your own drink
  • Bill-paying

8
Gaijin
  • Literally, an outside person
  • Derived from the Chinese term gwaijin, this
    status of outsider was mainly applied to
    foreigners but could also be used to describe
    someone outside the family
  • Exclusion and Exclusivity

9
ENGLAND
10
Introductions
  • Acknowledgment of Introduction
  • Meaningless Exchange
  • Shaking Hands
  • Never Shake Hands when it is awkward to do
    so.
  • There is no general rule of when to offer
    your hand to be shaken, its dependent on the
    temperament of the individual.

11
Pub Etiquette
  • Pub is short for Public House
  • Rules of the Pub
  • There is no waiter service in British pubs.
  • It is customary for one or two people, not the
    whole group, to go up to the bar to buy drinks
  • The pantomime ritual
  • 4. 5. Ordering etiquette
  • 6. Tipping

12
The American Way
  • Good manners can be modified from the basic
    royal court model for a democratic one in which
    honors are modestly apportioned, and only to
    individuals.
  • Snobbery
  • Patience
  • Being A dumb American

13
Not So Different
  • Etiquette regarding greetings and introductions
  • Etiquette for eating and drinking
  • Etiquette towards foreigners
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