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Interesting, odd, outrageous or informative quotes about Japan

Presents- quotes about Japanese gift giving and omiyage (souvenirs)

“.. the closeness of the relationship (is) determined by kinship, physical proximity, common membership…, personal friendship…, and the past history of gift transactions between the two households” Just some of the things to take into account when giving gifts or making visits in a small Japanese village- Ronald P Dore

“If you hear voices raised in apparent altercation in the daytime in Shinohata (before anyone has had time to get drunk, that is) it is as likely as not to be over the acceptance or non-acceptance of a gift” Yet again, the Japanese outdo even the English for unnecessary politeness. Ronald P Dore


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