Settings

Sign in to comment

Select your language

Japanese Culture

Posted by Danny Choo On Wed 2007/10/24 17:12 JST In Japan
 94  79670 ja
One thing that I found interesting when I started to indulge in Japanese culture is the way Japanese folks pay for a meal.

Rather than somebody getting the whole bill, Japanese people tend to pay for what they had. This is known as Warikan [割り勘].
If you are in Japan with friends at a restaurant, when you approach the till, more often than not, you will be asked "Betsu Betsu desuka?" which means "will you be paying separately?" or they may ask in a different way - "Go Issho desuka?" which means "are you paying all together?"

In the UK or US, I was accustomed to either party paying for the whole meal. While I think this is fine, I do come across people who *never* want to pay for the meal.
What do you usually do/prefer?

BTW, this picture of a till was taken last Sunday at a seafood place in Chiba by the beach.

 japan

LATEST

Lelouch Lamperouge Smart Doll
Mon 2016/12/05  6  74594
CJ Meetup London
Tue 2016/11/08  10  62468
Iori Nomizu
Sat 2016/10/22  2  76591
Nishizumi Miho Smart Doll
Sun 2016/10/16  613  931637

Currently being read

Ghost in the Shell
Sun 2007/05/20  58  65889
Streets of Tokyo 2
Sat 2012/09/22  165  650928
Code Geass
Thu 2008/04/03  84  183566
Tony Taka Mirai Suenaga
Tue 2014/04/01  105  501303