How To: Apologize, the Japanese way

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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