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Doumo Arigato Gozaimasu
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Unless you attend a formal tea ceremony, or an engagement announcement between families, you won't be too offensive with the way you sit. Sometimes the older generation will be picky about sitting with one leg up. For the most part, stick to sitting on your knees or sitting cross-legged, whichever is more comfortable. The safest thing to do is just copy what everyone is doing around you.
The writing system is the same throughout Japan (you'll need about 2,000 kanji under your belt to read the average newspaper article), but the speech style varies.
And, it's a little late, but Shana Tova!
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