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comment Are airport duty-free shops really cheaper?
I've just asked a related question after reading this one: How to buy duty free other than at the airport?
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asked How to buy duty free other than at the airport?
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comment Japanese etiquette: Most common (and offensive) mistakes?
As far as noisy ramen eating, you will be encouraged to slurp but I'm still trying to find out if it's about ettiquette, habit, or cooling it down as you eat it. See my question on the Culture of Japan proposal: Am I encouraged to slurp my ramen by Japanese because it's the proper way to eat it, because it's more enjoyable, or to help cool it down?
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comment Japanese etiquette: Most common (and offensive) mistakes?
With shoes there turn out to me more places and more subtle differences from inside to outside. Outside areas of buildings such as verandahs, patios, rooftops, terraces, balconies, garages, and sometimes parts of basements all require something like bathroom slippers that cannot be used in the inside areas. Do not walk in any of these areas in socks or bare feet and then back into the inside either! Think in terms of bringing contaminants from outside ground to inside floor rather than just shoes on / shoes off.
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comment Japanese etiquette: Most common (and offensive) mistakes?
What's all the fuss about nattō? For me it doesn't even rate among slightly yucky foods common in Western countries. I can understand why many people wouldn't like uni (sea urchin) but I reserve my foreign food aversions to scary stuff like Korean beondegi (silkworm pupae).
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comment Japanese etiquette: Most common (and offensive) mistakes?
There is a proposal for a Stack Exchange site on just this topic alone, "Culture of Japan". I advise you to follow it, contribute to it, and recommend it to friends. It will be a much better place to ask questions of this nature than Travel Stack Exchange.
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