Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

View topic - Bowing to start and end a speech

Bowing to start and end a speech

Post questions and answers about living or visiting Japan or the culture

Bowing to start and end a speech

Postby koumori » Fri 10.05.2012 11:17 am

It's very common for formal speeches in Japan to begin with the speaker respectfully bowing to the audience and the audience respectfully bowing in return. I have a few closely related questions about this.

What would happen if the speaker forgot to bow or purposely didn't?

Would the speaker be allowed to continue?

What would it mean if the audience didn't bow in return? Could this ever happen?
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri 10.05.2012 10:50 am
Native language: English

Return to Culture and Info about living in Japan

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests