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Omiyage and Temiyage: Japanese Gifting 101 makiko Fri, 09/06/2019 - 20:03

The giving and receiving of gifts, whether they are products or money, is a complicated business in Japan. This is the first part of an irregular series explaining how the whole system works. We'll start with the most straightforward types of gifts - omiyage and temiyage.

Tipping in Japan makiadmin Sun, 07/28/2019 - 21:03

Is there really no tipping in Japan? Well, yes and no. When is tipping acceptable, and are the commonly held beliefs about tipping in Japan true?