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27 Dec 2016

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I know bowing is obviously a huuugee thing in Japan.. I'm pretty sure when you see someone you know very well and are very close to them, you do a very slight bow or even just kinda nod/bow with your head😂 So, my question is.. I'm aware that you bow about 15 degrees when you see someone that is at the same social ranking as you.. And I also know you bow 30-45 degrees to someone who is at a higher social ranking (like your boss).. And you bow 45-70 degrees to someone like the emperor (very, very high respect).. Okay, so, how do I measure the degrees of bowing correctly? I wouldn't want to bow too little or too much to anyone.

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