Tatemae and Honne?
Are these things in Japan really a big deal? I'm nervous if I ever go over two Japan that people will be fake to me.
- Never-AgainLv 73 weeks ago
If you really understand Japan, you'd be able to see through the tatemae, just as Japanese do.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Yes. If you utter only Honne, your relationships with Japanese would be broken.
I don't like it.I disagree with you.I don't want to go there, but I want to go that shop!No, no, no.Definitely no!However, you could tell honne to a real friend.
- TLv 44 weeks ago
It's not something unique to the Japanese culture. All people around the world say good things out of politeness although they might be secretly thinking otherwise.