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Date: 09/07/10 01:00 PM

49 Responses to How To Apologize Properly In Japan

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    Link: How To Apologize Properly In Japan - The Japanese Tradition Of Apologizing. Anyone able to verify if all these are true?
  2. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    seems pretty accurate to me
  3. Profile photo of Skabashas
    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    I`ll keep that in mind.
  4. Profile photo of thecoolhair
    thecoolhair Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    lol "Predominantly used by ninja"
  5. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 7, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    wow.... if an item is out of stock on the U.S. they say "Fcuk Off, go to walmart"
  6. Profile photo of lucho1130
    lucho1130 Male 13-17
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    September 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    except for the last one, all of them are real, i think
  7. Profile photo of Monosandalos
    Monosandalos Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Interesting how the deep bow looks like you desperately have to pee....
  8. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    September 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Man, I`ve been caught red-handed in an orgy of evil so many times I`ll have to remember dogeza.
  9. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    To properly do a "Deep Bow" hold your dong like a five year old who has to pee really really bad then lean over.
  10. Profile photo of regediT
    regediT Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    All bows, how dull
  11. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
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    September 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    Deep bow looks like he has to pee.
  12. Profile photo of japaneeese
    japaneeese Female 30-39
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    September 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    hahaha that`s not true.they are Japanese comedy duos, "Rahmens"
  13. Profile photo of Nocciolina
    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    Awesome, I`m gonna use the ninja one from time to time
  14. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    "do not lift you head until given permission"

    thats when your giving someone head?
  15. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    Now im curious about what is the norm of accepting an apology :P

    Do japanese cultured people on the offended side have awkward moments after being appologized to?
  16. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    Caught red handed in an orgy of evil??

    what about Seppuku.
  17. Profile photo of ghoststop
    ghoststop Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    Just a comedy routine, not actually true
  18. Profile photo of Golkar
    Golkar Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    I do believe this is a gag, but in general these bows seem accurate, if a little exaggerated. Typically the second bow in the list is used by women, hands together on the thighs, I believe it`s a show of modesty as well as respect/apology.

    Bowing can be either a greeting or an apology to my knowledge, though generally the situation would make the context of the bow clear.
  19. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    WHat the?
  20. Profile photo of davidb305
    davidb305 Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    most annoying background music
  21. Profile photo of wsmithpa
    wsmithpa Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    the third one will get you a serious asswoopin samarai style!
  22. Profile photo of angelo0317
    angelo0317 Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    I think they forgot the one where you stab yourself with a sword??? What does IAB members think?
  23. Profile photo of wsmithpa
    wsmithpa Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    oops I mean the second one.
  24. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    September 7, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    head bangin
  25. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    `predominantly used by ninja`

    ok... could you just paste a big "FAKE" sign right there?
  26. Profile photo of GiveChase
    GiveChase Female 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    I love the specificity of the angles, haha! They would incorporate math!
  27. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    `predominantly used by ninja`

    ok... could you just paste a big "FAKE" sign right there?

    Well, ninja did exist in a place called Japan not to long ago.
  28. Profile photo of wellsy57
    wellsy57 Male 50-59
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    September 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    Deep Bow looks like he just got hit in the nuts by a Randy Johnson fastball.
  29. Profile photo of pyrrhios
    pyrrhios Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    Actually, most of those are pretty accurate. Not quite sure how to accomplish that last one, tho. You might be better off committing seppuku at that point. the word "gomen" is probably better for the first, then gomenasai or sumimasen interchangeably, then gomen kudesai for most formal expressions of apology, roughly speaking.
  30. Profile photo of Oster
    Oster Male 40-49
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    September 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    "Japanese Tradition" vids are jokes, mostly around misconception of Japanese culture. The funniest one is "How to Eat Sushi," which you can find on YouTube.
  31. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    Wheres the harakiri?????
  32. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    The ninja one was pretty funny.
  33. Profile photo of Wizard77
    Wizard77 Male 40-49
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    September 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm
    Although this is done tongue-in-cheek, a bit of truth about the Japanese culture leeks in.

    Used when "yours is the only child to make the grade" for example.

    The Western mind says to show off when you are excellent is fun and even encouraged. Where as there; "the nail that sticks up, gets pounded down" as it were.
  34. Profile photo of anaesthes1a
    anaesthes1a Female 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    lol @ the guy in the bottom right corner
  35. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    @Mauser
    This was made so you can avoid that.
  36. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    The deep bow one was hilarious, it was like he was doing one of those anime cosplay girls, or he needed the toilet.
  37. Profile photo of K0ttin_K0b
    K0ttin_K0b Female 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 11:12 pm
    Japan is fun, but horrible. You never know what anyone is thinking...
  38. Profile photo of ruez
    ruez Male 18-29
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    September 8, 2010 at 12:37 am
    i bow on one knee coz IM A NINJAH
  39. Profile photo of roundsent
    roundsent Male 30-39
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    September 8, 2010 at 2:09 am
    ALL REAL execept deep bow one and the last one.
  40. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    September 8, 2010 at 2:25 am
    I would NEVER give permission to stop. Just, take it as far as possible.
  41. Profile photo of Elriuhilu
    Elriuhilu Male 18-29
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    September 8, 2010 at 2:25 am
    so, for the last one, are you supposed to dig a hole first or what?
  42. Profile photo of vw
    vw Female 30-39
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    September 8, 2010 at 8:08 am
    Deep bow, that`s what I do when my stomach hurts.
  43. Profile photo of black3eman
    black3eman Male 18-29
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    September 8, 2010 at 9:37 am
    ninja style rockz... fo`shizzle
  44. Profile photo of LifeRocker
    LifeRocker Male 13-17
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    September 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    "I would NEVER give permission to stop. Just, take it as far as possible."
    This is why in America, nobody bows down to apologize.
  45. Profile photo of Zaokii
    Zaokii Female 18-29
    78 posts
    September 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    Yes, the majority of these are correct. For women, however, hands are to be placed in a prayer-like pose slightly above bust level.
    I was a foreign exchange student last year.. got a lot of rude looks until I learned all the customs.
  46. Profile photo of Lblaxplaya20
    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
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    September 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    Deep Bow - AKA - NUT SHOT!
  47. Profile photo of Spocom
    Spocom Female 13-17
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    September 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    LOL all but the last are real. You`d be surprised how many people will take it really traditional and bow for all the different appropriate ocassions.
  48. Profile photo of Plesiosaur
    Plesiosaur Female 18-29
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    September 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    These are all true to some degree except for the last two. I`ve never seen an occasion when someone was laying on the ground. That`s something for TV drama, I think. The deep bow one is funny though. I think only women do it like that. A guy would just bow low. It depends on the situation mostly. I think a foreigner who stays in Japan long enough would just pick up when and how to bow. Apologies, though, must always come with bowing that is the one sure fire rule. Japanese people don`t take your apologies as sincere if you don`t bow.
  49. Profile photo of SunThunder
    SunThunder Male 18-29
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    September 9, 2010 at 11:41 am
    an orgy of evil, opposed to an orgy of good?

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