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  • Hey guys

  • So since it is the bounenkai and shinnenkai season in Japan

  • I thought what better way than to do a video about the Japanese nomikai culture

  • For those of you who don’t know already I worked in a Japanese company

  • and I attended many many many of these Japanese nomikais

  • So since Japanese companies take team work quite seriously

  • these nomikais are a great way for you and your colleagues to build a relationship

  • and makes working together much easier

  • Okay! So my first tip for you guys is be on time

  • Japanese people are very very punctual people

  • so if it is a work event you should be at least 5 minutes early

  • Second tip for you guys is try making your first drink, beer

  • because Japanese tend to cheers with beer

  • They even have a saying in Japanese which istoriaezu biru”, which basically means let’s start off with beer

  • My third tip is pouring drinks for people

  • Its Japanese manner and it shows respect when you pour drinks for others

  • My fourth tip for you guys is when you kanpai with other people

  • try to make your glass lower than theirs to show respect

  • My fifth tip is try to talk and socialise with others

  • Even if you can’t speak much Japanese, just making the effort really does make a difference

  • and just when you think the nomikai has finished

  • Japanese have something called thenijikaiwhich means the after party

  • and at these nijikais Karaoke is a very very popular place to go

  • my last tip for you is try learning a Japanese song that you can sing at Karaoke

  • The Japanese would be very surprised and very happy to see that you are trying to adapt to their culture

  • and just remember no matter how crazy and drunk you were the night before

  • never be late or skip work the next day

  • the "I got really drunk last night at the nomikai" will not be an acceptable excuse

  • I hope these tips helped you guys and comment down below if you can relate to some of these

  • and I will see you in my next video!

Hey guys

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Working In Japan: Japanese Nomikai Drinking Culture

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    Leo posted on 2017/05/02
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