Bowing as a Courtesy
Japanese people greet with a bow. There are many meanings for bowing, and this is the most typical and important non-verbal communication in Japan. You can bow when you would like to welcome someone, thank someone, and to extend greetings to someone. When you see your mentor for the first time, it is recommended that you bow deeply to show respects. From next time, a slight bow would be fine.
The Most Crucial Manner in Japan
One of the most crucial manners in Japan it to keep to time. In Japan, punctuality is valued the most and it will directly affect your credibility as a person. Once you are late without telling the reason in advance, you might lose trust of your classmates or colleagues. Preferably you had better show up 10 minutes earlier from the time of the appointment. Therefore, you will need to check your transport carefully to make sure you won’t be late.
・Refraining from talking on your cell phone on trains and buses is a common social etiquette in Japan. Send an e-mail or a text message instead.
・Put your mobile on silent mode when you take public transportation.
If you are interested in knowing more about manners in Japan, please check the sites below.
Of course, sometimes, transport stops due to an accident.
Or, when you are very sick and cannot attend class, or training, please make a call to your trainer BEFORE a training begins.
Japanese Custom for Getting on Escalators
When Japanese people get on an escalator, they take the left side to stand on and leave the right side open to let rushing people go in Tokyo, while in Osaka, they take the right side and leave the left side open. So, it will vary depending on where you are about which side to stand on an escalator. You will have to watch people about getting on an escalator, and do just as they do.
About Taking Out Garbage
Garbage and Recycling
You have to sort out all your waste, when you throw things away.
Waste with these signs is all recyclable.