Mind Your Manners

Manner Mode is essentially the equivalent of silent mode in Japan. Here in Japan, before movies, on trains or buses, or before exams, you will hear announcements reminding patrons to keep their mobiles on “manner mode,” as to not disturb others. Continue reading

Rules of Train Etiquette in Japan

Train etiquette in Japan truly should not be that difficult, yet things are never as easy as they should be. Every month, I tend see a group of foreigners, particularly tourists, who grandly screw up, such simple little things that tend to be common sense to most, bad enough to make me feel highly uncomfortable.

Train etiquette in Japan: the Do’s and Don’t of Riding a Train or Subway Continue reading