Japanese Etiquette


Correct manners are very important among the Japanese. Also as a foreigner in Japan you should be familiar with at least the most basic rules:

Inside the house How to behave in a Japanese home.
Visiting shrines and temples How to behave at shrines and temples.
Taking a bath How to take a bath in Japan.
Japanese toilets How to use toilets in Japan.
Table manners Basic rules of Japanese table manners.
Chopsticks How to use Japanese chopsticks.
Dining out How to dine at a restaurant in Japan.
Sitting techniques How to sit properly in Japan.
Greeting About the Japanese way of greeting.
Giving gifts About the exchange of gifts and souvenirs.
Visiting Cards About the use of business cards in Japan.

the material is taken from http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e622.html