there are several things you should know.
Japanese prefer indirect eye contacts.
That means, if you look into their eyes, they might feel uncomfortable.
Where should you be looking at?
Looking at their nose is fine, or you can look at their faces vaguely.
Meanwhile, please do not mind if Japanese people do not look into your eyes.
That is just not their habit.
I can think of two occasions when Japanese people might look into other people's eyes.
First is when they are in love, and the second is when they are accusing others.
In addition, Japanese people keep some distance between you.
If you go too close to them, they might feel strange.
Unless you meet very Westernized Japanese people, please do not kiss or hag for greetings.
When they step back from you, your perfume might be too strong as well.
They are not used to strong fragrance and prefer faint scent.
The most common word Japanese would say to others would be "Sumimasen" (excuse me) .
"Sumimasen" can also mean "Arigatou" (thank you) in some situations, but they don't use it to families or close friends.
"Sumimasen" is used for someone they do not know well, older people, or those in higher position in the company.
I just wrote down some of the things that came to my mind.
I hope you enjoy visiting Japan.
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If you come to Japan for the first time, there are several things you should know. Japanese prefer indirect eye contacts. That means, if you look into their eyes, they might feel uncomfortable. Where should you be looking at? Looking at their nose is fine, or you can look at their face