Scandinavia and the World

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Manners are important 17 3, 2:08pm

I have been in Japan for a while and I noticed a few odd traditions. If you’re drinking with friends/coworkers/family, whenever your beer mug is getting low someone will poor you more (and you’re expected to do the same.) But I haven’t really seen this with food in restaurants. I think this is almost an outdated tradition.

HOWEVER, if you are eating at someone’s house, they will likely serve you more and more to be a good host. Honestly, though they are being nice, I find it a bit annoying sometimes. Sometimes I’ll go to someones house and they will bring out a snack and/or coffee/tea and if you don’t indulge, they will keep reminding you to have it. Again, I think it’s to be kind, but I’m not a fan.