Greeting is really important in Japan, it’s better than smile. They have a term that called “isatsu”. Even if u live in a dorm, it’s a MUST !
some of foreigner student being ditegur by their Dorm manager because never isatsu whenever go out the dorm or get back to the dorm. These are some greetings that you should do :
General greeting : Ohaiyo Gozaimasu, Konnichiwa, Konbanwa,
Office greeting : Otsukare Samadesu
Good bye : Oyasuminasai
After eat : Gocisho Samadeshita
Get out : Ittekimasu !
Answer : Ittedasai
Get back home : Tadaema
Answer : Okkaeri
When you meet someone new : Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu
Make an excuse : Sumimasen
Saying sorry : Gomenasai
Thank you : Arigatou Gozaimasu
Mempersilahkan : Douzo
Hamamatsu, April 1st 2014