The Proper (Japanese) Way: PART II

"The Proper (Japanese) Way" is the manner by which this or that action is to be effectively carried out in Japanese social contexts.  The prescribed method is most often an aesthetic etiquette that sometimes has practical applications in that it can facilitate the action being accomplished efficiently well or "lean" as they say in business environments. … Continue reading The Proper (Japanese) Way: PART II


The Proper (Japanese) Way

"Hey I'm at a Japanese restaurant and the rice is served perfectly round.  Should I say something?" This question came from my son, a twenty-six year-old raised in the culture even thought he has spent his entire life in the US.  Trying to give his girlfriend an authentic experience, he'd taken her to what he … Continue reading The Proper (Japanese) Way