It depends on the place and the person. Is (s)he your colleague? Your classmate? Just a stranger? If so, where did you guys meet, on a street corner frat a bar? Japanese tend to keep proper distance considering relationship with others. So the best way is to understand what the distance is and step into only a little.
@catsland Hi. What if I want to strike a conversation with a stranger? People studying languages usually approach native speakers to practise speaking casually. It's not a problem to approach English speaking people, but I find it hard to approach a Japanese. Thank you in advance if you can give me some tips. :)
@phuongthao2505 Frank answer to your question is, It must be very difficult. General Japanese don't have custom to talk to strangers. If you ask them to show the way to somewhere most of them will try to help you unless (s)he isn't busy. But to make friends with someone on the street? I can't even imagine such cases. Sorry. At bars things may be different but I can't recommend it to you as your avatar is a girl.
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