Anonymous asked in TravelAsia PacificJapan · 4 weeks ago

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.

3 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    If you really understand Japan, you'd be able to see through the tatemae, just as Japanese do.

  • Anonymous
    3 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.

  • T
    Lv 4
    4 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. 

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