Japan Bowing and Handshakes
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Mastering the Art of Greeting Others in Japan
There’s no doubt that the Japanese bow is a nuanced and complex art form. For instance, the degree of the bow varies based on age, experience, and rank. Occasionally, the Japanese will add a handshake to their greeting. Many are unsure how to greet their Japanese counterparts and whether to bow, shake hands, or both. Learn what’s expected and appreciated when greeting businesspeople in Japan.