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* A dollar's  worth of new, shiny pennies ((or your country's smallest currency - just go to the bank and ask). Children love these as a souvenir
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* A dollar's  worth of new, shiny pennies (or your country's smallest currency - just go to the bank and ask). Children love these as a souvenir.
* Box of chocolates (great for taking care of a whole family, office workers, etc. - any famous confectionery brand in your country)
* Box of chocolates (great for taking care of a whole family, office workers, etc. - any famous confectionery brand in your country)
* Any good coffee, especially Kona and Blue Mountain.
* Any good coffee, especially Kona and Blue Mountain.
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* Clothes with designs from your country
* Clothes with designs from your country
* Snacks
* Snacks
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* Collectible trinkets like refrigerator magnets, pins, pencils etc.
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Two_Heads_Talking:
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''Two_Heads_Talking:''
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Your gifts should involve you, your culture, and something they are interested in.  
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Your gifts should involve you, your culture, and something they are interested in.
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<br>''dmizer:'' Foreign currency (pennies) is not a good general gift.  Money is somewhat sacred, and some Japanese may take offense at this.
Info from this thread:
Info from this thread:
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=14&thread_id=4783]
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4783 Gifts]
Please add to the list and make plenty of comments on how effective these suggestions are.
Please add to the list and make plenty of comments on how effective these suggestions are.

Current revision as of 08:50, 21 October 2008

お土産 Omiyage

Gift ideas for taking with you to Japan

Japan is a gift giving nation. Often it is expected of you to hand out small souvenirs after trips. While it isn't required, it is a good idea to take with you some small trinkets when first going to Japan.

Please add to or make comments on this list:

  • A dollar's worth of new, shiny pennies (or your country's smallest currency - just go to the bank and ask). Children love these as a souvenir.
  • Box of chocolates (great for taking care of a whole family, office workers, etc. - any famous confectionery brand in your country)
  • Any good coffee, especially Kona and Blue Mountain.
  • Decaf Coffee - Not easily found in Japan (but may not be wanted either!)
  • Items from your culture. For example I took a nice miniature Statue of Liberty or a photo book on American nature...
  • T-Shirts with a print of something relating to your country.
  • Some sort of toy you don't think you'd find in Japan. (for children, of course)
  • Music CDs from your country
  • Clothes with designs from your country
  • Snacks
  • Collectible trinkets like refrigerator magnets, pins, pencils etc.

Two_Heads_Talking: Your gifts should involve you, your culture, and something they are interested in.
dmizer: Foreign currency (pennies) is not a good general gift. Money is somewhat sacred, and some Japanese may take offense at this.

Info from this thread: Gifts

Please add to the list and make plenty of comments on how effective these suggestions are.

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