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A lesson in Japanese etiquette

(Susan Parker)
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Updated: 9/25/2013 10:06 am
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) — Ever wonder why shoes are not worn in a Japanese house? That's one of a number of questions being answered during a series of seminars being held by the Golden Triangle Development LINK.

Members of the community as well as business professionals are learning the cultural ropes as they await the arrival of the Yokohama Tire Corporation.

The company will be located near West Point.

Golden Triangle Development LINK Chamber Vice President Macaulay Whitaker says there are some cultural similarities, such as the desire to please and to express gratitude.

"We found that people are really just wanting to learn as much as they can so that they can welcome these people to our community in the best way possible," said Macaulay.

The etiquette teacher says the Japanese do not like staring.

Personal space is also a must.
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