The Importance of Greetings in Japan

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

 

General :

When you meet someone new : Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu

Make an excuse : Sumimasen

Saying sorry : Gomenasai

Thank you : Arigatou Gozaimasu

Mempersilahkan : Douzo

 

Hamamatsu, April 1st 2014