We were featured in Matador Network

As the Tokyo Olympics draw near, there is a jump in interest in learning about the customs and ways of life in Japan. Matador Network published a fantastic article explaining tipping culture and what to expect when visiting Japan. We're excited to share that our very own Hiroshi Kawaguchi shared some insights and contributed to this article.

“Tipping is generally not necessary in Japan,” says Hiroshi Kawaguchi, general manager at the travel company Oku Japan. “Unlike North America, restaurant staff do not rely on tips to get by. While service in Japan is typically exemplary, tipping can actually cause confusion and will likely be refused.”

For the full article, visit the following link: https://matadornetwork.com/read/never-tip-japan/


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