Most known Japanese traits is bowing.
Bowing is used as a greetings, introduction, apologize,
Generally showing respect. Well Japanese people are known
to be respectful people.
Standard of bowing
- 15 degree bow is semi formal used for greetings.
- 30 degree bow shows respect to superiors
- 45 degree used for sincere apology or show highest respect.
If shop staff bowing you, Should you do?
When you enter a shop or restaurant, staff will bow and say irrashaimase (welcome) as a sign of respect, but they don’t except a foreigner to bow back but instead a head nod can be use to bow back.
But if some one greeting you, you better also bow back .
So many situation having different manners…
Not too easy…