Saturday, April 25, 2015

Is it surprising that Japanese usually do not hug or kiss for greeting with other people even with own family?

In Japanese culture, we do not hug with other people. Also we do not kiss with own family members.

So when we say good bye, we just say so and do not hug or kiss.
To express emotion of hugging or kissing, what we do is maybe just saying so or shaking hands, or tapping shoulders.

We grew up so, so we do not feel any sense of loss but it should be strange for somebody from different culture.