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Conversational Japanese

[Conversational Japanese] Greetings “When we meet”

When walking around Japan you will have noticed Japanese people bowing to each other while conversing. Here in Japan greetings are a very important aspect of everyday life. In Japan, others often judge the type of person you are by your manners. In Japanese there are everyday expressions used amongst friends and there is “Keigo” which means “honorific” expressions. “Keigo” is used to convey respect to others when they are older than you or your superior.