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Old 01-10-2013, 09:27 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."

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