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09-05-2007, 11:40 PM

I always give my first name first unless it's a document where it has 'first name' 'last name' specified. It seems to be expected the most to give it first I think since you're a forienger. But really it doesn't matter I think, there's going to be lots of confusion no matter what.


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09-06-2007, 12:33 AM

formal, informal or whatever introductions I ALWAYS give my first name, so I am always known by my first name .

in every introduction, you can always suggest to be called like this or like that ..


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Thanks this stuff is really informative
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09-13-2007, 04:18 PM

Thank you for all your time in informing the uninformed ^____^
I'm in Tokyo by my lonesome, so its good I knew the stuff to read [my friend pointed out this site to me and yay usefulness].

Any tips for a single early 20s girl to do to meet people around here? I only know random japanese and have posted on some friend sites, but not much luck. Too nervous to bar hop alone, and I'm too quiet to make best buds with the sushi place people [true story: everyone talks to you in japanese even if you tell them you can't in Japanese. They nod and continue uninterrupted LOL]
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thank you for all the advice! I was wondering though when asked your name you give your last name first right? because i'm a forienger would i be expected to NOT know this or would i be expected To know this?
Anyway thanks again!
for the most part, every time i was introduced to some one new they gave their first name.

but that was for younger people. in like 25's and below.


it really depends on the manner of how you meet.

if its juts friendly introductions between new people then first then last is fine.

if its business related, then last then first.


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Thank you for all your time in informing the uninformed ^____^
I'm in Tokyo by my lonesome, so its good I knew the stuff to read [my friend pointed out this site to me and yay usefulness].

Any tips for a single early 20s girl to do to meet people around here? I only know random japanese and have posted on some friend sites, but not much luck. Too nervous to bar hop alone, and I'm too quiet to make best buds with the sushi place people [true story: everyone talks to you in japanese even if you tell them you can't in Japanese. They nod and continue uninterrupted LOL]
when i use to be in your position entering Tokyo alone, i frequented high tourist areas.

and met up with some other travelers and people who knew a lil more japanese then i did and english.

then from there i just networked a bunch of friends. a year later i had a few places to stay when ever i wanted to visit tokyo.

so just network and dun be shy, for the most part every one in japan is friendly and you'll be surprised how many people are in the same boat as you.

If i didnt leave a few weeks ago i would invite ya to kareoki with me =)

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Japanese know that they put their name order differently than the western world. They all know Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts and Will Smith as their names are here, so if your name is "Joe Smith" then say "Joe Smith".
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when i use to be in your position entering Tokyo alone, i frequented high tourist areas.

and met up with some other travelers and people who knew a lil more japanese then i did and english.

then from there i just networked a bunch of friends. a year later i had a few places to stay when ever i wanted to visit tokyo.

so just network and dun be shy, for the most part every one in japan is friendly and you'll be surprised how many people are in the same boat as you.

If i didnt leave a few weeks ago i would invite ya to kareoki with me =)

best wishes

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Thanks for the belated karaoke invite- lol. You come by every other year? Damn you must rack the frequent flyer miles.

Kabuki-cho left a bad experience in my book, but I really want to try my luck at Roppongi. Just gotta buck up and do it, huh?
Thanks for the encouragement and lets see where the wind takes me.
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Thanks for the belated karaoke invite- lol. You come by every other year? Damn you must rack the frequent flyer miles.

Kabuki-cho left a bad experience in my book, but I really want to try my luck at Roppongi. Just gotta buck up and do it, huh?
Thanks for the encouragement and lets see where the wind takes me.
[hopelly not the back of a milk carton ]
mm lasts year alone i took 8 trips.

im not sure when my next will be, i got soo much work and stuff to do now =P

also tryin to plan my next trips.

i wana go to brazil at some point.

or some where warm and tropical after Vietnam and Greece.

Plenty of places to meet new friends, also try your lookin Harajuku.

cosplayers are nice =)


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22. When given a business card or a personal contact card, hold it with both hands and look at both sides. Take 5 seconds to look at it before you shove it in your pocket or wallet.
It is extremely rude to just take a card and put it right in your pocket.
Exchanging cards is a big deal in Japan.

Grab the card with BOTH hands and do a slight bow.
theres more to it if you are in business but if you want that info jus pm me

*im not talking about random flyers and things of that nature*
I recommend just one change here.

NEVER put someones business card in your wallet. Get a proper business card case and store it there. Keep the case in your briefcase or in your jacket pocket.

If you are attending a meeting, take the business cards and sort them on the table in front of you in the seating order of those attending the meeting. This way you'll get better at remembering their names. This is considered proper...
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