Golden Week in Japan
The end of April through around May 5th is called "Golden Week" in Japan since there are many Japanese national holidays during this period. Many Japanese offices close for about a week to 10 days, depending on the calender. People take a vacation and travel around the country or abroad, so tourist attractions in Japan are very crowded during Golden Week. Also, airportsand train stations in Japan are overflowing with people. It is hard to get reservations for accommodations and transportation during Golden Week.
The first national holiday during Golden Week is April 29, which was the birthday of the former emperor Shouwa. Now, this day is called showa-no-hi (Showa Day). The second holiday is kenpou-kinen-bi (Constitution Memorial Day), May 3. The new Japaneseconstitution was put into effect on May 3, 1947. Then, May 4 is called midori-no-hi (Greenery Day) during which we show appreciation for nature.
The last holiday during Golden Week is kodomono-hi (Children's Day) on May 5th. It's Japanese Boy's Festival called tango-no-sekku and is a day to pray for healthy growth of boys. It's a Japanese tradition for families of boys to hang up carp streamers(koinobori) outside their houses around this holiday. Carps are believed to symbolize successes in children's lives. Also, samurai dolls called gogatsu ningyo (May Dolls) are displayed in their houses.
There is no the custom of " Ladies Primero"
- She never arrives behind schedule at an appointment
- - The excessive physical or visual contact with its interlocutor Avoids.There is custom no to directly watch at the eyes a person, this podria badly to be interpreted like a provocation; in the case of the physical contact (to give the hand, to palmotear the back, etc.) are something practically incredible for a Japanese, but adapted it is to take the customs from this country and to salute with a reverence.
- - It tries to avoid moving the hands whenspeaking, this can badly arrive to be interpreted like an aggression intensity.
- - It never indicates with the finger to a person, in case You are yourself forced to indicate somebody, she must do it with all the hand (Fingers together and extended and the palm of the hand upwards). It is only indicated with the finger to things or animal.
- In Japan, often, silence is as useful asthe spoken word, often the face and/or corporal expressions say but that a word, smiles.
- Rubber does not chew to chew in the work or sometimes formal.
- The hour Respects, when in Japan it says that the work begins to the 9:00 a.m., they BEGIN the WORK to the 9:00 a.m.
- It is custom to increase " … SAN" after the name of his interlocutor (it is equivalent to " Mr.…." or "Mrs….") , this is acceptable for all the cases, but in the case of young women " can be increased; …. chan" (equivalent to " Ms….") or " …. kun" (" young person….") for the case of young people or subordinates. This rule cannot be applied in the case of the own name (that is to say, " I am ....., You you are ..... SAN"). - Speaking in very high voice Avoids thus is for drawing attention of somebody.- - If You must clean (to blow one's nose) the nose, she leaves the room (he is unforgivable that does it seated to the table). If this in a place of which it cannot leave, the back to its companions and deals with to clean but the quiet possible thing. It never uses the fabric handkerchief for this aim, uses one disposable one of paper
- . - One does not get used to using theshirt exit outside the trousers.
- - In the electrical stairs it is custom to remain left alongside, the right side this reserved for the people who have some hardship and raise by them
- . - It is not custom to make commentaries sarcastic (and they are not either included/understood), if it wishes to express something, hagalo clearly, often is possible that if...
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