"Don't tip" Japan Local Custom Tip by Maline

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In Japan there is no tipping culture. Actually it can even be offensive. Even though in some establishments recently there has been a move towards tipping, you will be better of just not tipping at all in Japan. In restaurants for example, the check is often given at the table, then you move over to the cashier to pay, and you will get the exact amount of change back.

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  • Written Oct 25, 2004
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