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This website will be show a manners of Japan and Thailand for learner, traveler and who want to know about Japan and Thailand manners. Thanks for come to our website

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Table Manners (1)

- Thai people usually use spoon and fork for eating.
- Use dish for put rice on.
- Don't wag your feet, knocking the table and dish.

- Japanese is called "Itadakimasu" before eating foods.
- In the meal time, they use chopsticks very well.
- There are rules how to use chopsticks.
For example, don't stab foods, don't move the dish with chopsticks.

Table Manners (2)

- Please carefully sound while you eat.
- Don't smoke and chew gum.
- Do expect a wide variety of dishes and flavours.

- To eat while talking in Japan.
- They talk while eating.They often watch TV in the meal time.
- So their meal time is bustling.

Using Polite Word

- Using polite word for talking.
For example, for men use "kub" and for women "ka" in the last of sentence.

Repeat Word

Japanese often repeat the words.
In particular, they use the onomatopoeia or imitative word.
Japanese text representation is very confusing.


In Thailand, some word is very long and hard to speak
then we have a abbreviations word such as
- "kor-tor-mor" : Bangkok
- "jor-mor" : Letter

Application Word

Japanese often omit the words, and create new words.
For example, Chaku-Melo is an abbreviation "Chakushin-Melody"(Ring tone).
But, now Chaku-Melo is registered in dictionary.

Don't Interrupt Speaking


When other people speaking please listen them,
don't interrupt when others speaking.

Jo ji juku go

(4 Word)

Yo ji juku go use 4 Kanjis (4 words).
The other 4 words, "On ko chi shin"(Save the past, Know the now.),
"In ga ou hou"(retribution), "Ten shin ran man"(innocence).


(Pose of greeting)

Put your hands together in prayer position
Stand tall
Elbows on your side
Bend down the head

Seiza & Ojiki

(Serius sitting position)

When Japanese sit down, they fold knee under the thigh.
This is called "Seiza",This method, easy to sit for Japanese.


(Pose of greeting)

- Oldder people : your thumb touch the nose
- Friend : your index Finger touch the nose
- Younger people : your hands hold on chest

Seiza & Ojiki

(Serius sitting position)

when Japanese thank and say hello, they use "Ojigi".
Issue before the both hands, and lower the head.
If Japanese are standing, they fold the waist and lowered their head.

Respect Other People

When Thai people are meeting with other people they must respect that olther people
for example They doing "Wai" with other people.
In Thailand younger must be respect older people.

Exchange Business Card

They exchange business card because they want to know each name.
When they exchange cards, have a card with right hand, have a card holder with left hand.
They recieve their card on a card holder, and they do "Ojigi".

Don't Touch Head

Thai people believe, Head is very importent and it's high part of body
and it's have a lot of knowledge in the head.
If head has been touched, the knowledge in the head will lost.


Omotenashi means "Reception".
This is the event to entertain for the boss and the audience.
Another name is "Settai".


Be considerate (Help other people).
Ex. When you see someone heavy carry you should help them.

Real intention and Public stance

Honne and Tatemae means Real intention and Public stance.
Japanese think "No", but they must say "Yes" by situation.
They say "See you again", but if you have not decided to schedule, it is "Tatemae"


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Rajamangala University of Technology, Thailand


Designer & Illustrator

Hokkaido Information University , Japan



Rajamangala University of Technology, Thailand


Photographer & Illustrator

Hokkaido Information University , Japan