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Old 01-10-2013, 08:27 PM   #15
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"Ever notice when making eye contact with a Japanese individual, the individual responds by looking away?

Making eye contact is considered rude, leads to uncomfortableness, and can be construed as a sign of aggression. When speaking to or approaching a Japanese individual, make very brief eye contact to signal the individual, but then maintain appropriate eye level, such as the individual’s neck."

http://www.tofugu.com/guides/japanese-body-language/

"Japanese usually use indirect eye contact when speaking with their elders or superiors as a sign of respect and deference."
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