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Williams Language Solutions
A reference guide which helps the traveller to be acutely aware of the very often different local customs. Our travels take us through France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Tunisia and the USA as we turn the pages of this booklet. The illustrations capture some steroptypes, while representing something typical of the countries.
[In Japan}, before eating it is customary to say itadakimasu and after finishing your meal you should say gochisosama.
Before drinking you can say kanpai (cheers).
Seating plans follow a set hierarchy, so wait to be seated by your host.
Never point with your chopsticks and never leave them standing in your food. After finishing, leave the plates and chopsticks as they were at the beginning. Blowing your nose at the table is also considered rude.