How To: Apologize, the Japanese way

Apologize, the Japanese way

How to Apologize, the Japanese way

1. Shallow Bow
You bump into someone in passing
You accidentally jump into your place in line
Note: Appear natural
2.Deep Bow
You've eaten all the food
Yours is the only child to make the grade
Note: maintain eye contact. Effeminacy is key.
3. OJIGI
A requested item is out of stock
Times when an apology is barely sufficient
Note: Both hands remain straight to the fingertips, back bent to 45 degree.
common mistake: 35 degree is a greeting.
4.LONG OJIGI
Scandal
Product recall
Note: do not lift head until given permission.
5.PERPETUAL OJIGI
Surrounded by troublemakers
A restaurant manager , after a waiter spills wine on a customer's dress
Note: Repeat until permission to stop is received
6.BOW ON ONE KNEE
You loosed a secret message
You violate the Ninja code by falling in Love
Note: Be wary of approaching enemies
7.DOGEZA
You are absolutely irrevocably in the wrong
caught red handed in an orgy of evil
Note : Elegance is key
8.DOGE-FUSE
Wishing to show you have done all you can do to apologies
Note: dirty ground is the best choice
9.DOGE-UMARI
When you will no longer complain ,whatever is done to you
Note: Incorporate the feel of pleading for your life

There we have it! Japanese SHAZAI let's all put our hearts into expressing it!

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