Do Not Point Your Directions in Japan
Japan is quite a large country. It is so big, especially in many of its metropolitan areas, that you run the risk of getting lost, depending on your sense of direction. What if you do not have access to the likes of GPS technology? Well, we can tell you, in Japan, you’d better not point while getting or receiving directions.
Pointing in Japan can be seen as a threat, so it is best not to point – which can be difficult depending on where you come from. If you are a visitor or new to the country, For someone new to this concept, it is advised to direct someone using your whole hand or to use words.