Feb 17, 2011

-Business Manner in Japan-  Polite Bows

Polite bows are very important in the daily life of the business in Japan, especially at first meeting. It's not an exaggeration to say that a polite bow makes business a success.

A bow is a kind of symbol is an expression of respect for your customer.

Bows basically have three types which are informal, formal, and very formal.

The biggest difference among three types is degree angle.

The case of informal bows is about 15 degree angle, formal bows are about 30, and very formal bows are about 45.

However, if you are not Japanese, I think that you do not need to make a bow.

Some Japanese people seem a little strange that foreigners make a bow.

Anyway, the most important thing is to express your respect for your customer at first time.

I wish you good luck and success of your business in Japan!


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