I am about to travel to Japan for a year, and I am trying to list things that shouldn't be done in the country so that I don't offend anyone while I am there. One thing I have heard a lot is that Japanese people would rather sniff a lot than blow their nose, as snot is apparently something as badly seen in public than pee.
As I totally respect their way of seeing it, I feel like it may be a problem during my trip. I am often (at least once every two weeks) sick, as if I had caught a really bad cold, and I am used to often blow my nose so that I can breath normally again. The problem is that, as I really don't want to be disrespectful to anyone, I am not sure how I will manage this situation at the moment, except trying to live with it until I reach a private place where I could do it.
Is blowing your nose in public really badly seen in Japan? And, if that's the case, are there any places where it is accepted, except in total privacy?