Japanese Chopstick Etiquette

Japanese take their chopsticks seriously, very seriously.
If you are dining with Japanese people, they will most likely understand that you do not know [all of] the rules. They will probably forgive you if you commit some major faux pas. However, knowing a little about the local manners really goes a long way in making friends, winning business and just being a good guest.

While learning all the rule may be impossible for some, knowing these simple rules gets you 99% of the way to perfect politeness:

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