Ahhh, today’s blog post isn’t so much of a post, but an announcement of a new addition to our Guide library. It could easily be its own post, but we felt it is more appropriate to segregate it into a guide.
About a month ago, we announced our intentions in developing How-To guides to help aid you, our readers. So far, the library contains four guides, three of them on how to set up the Japanese IME on your computer (Ubuntu, Mac OS X, and Windows), and the fourth is the popular Gendered Language guide. Today, we are adding a Japanese Body Language Guide.
As of this post, the body language guide lists a few of the common Japanese gestures, with photographic examples modeled by the one and only Koichi. Take a gander and please tell us what you think about it. There is always room for improvement, so please lets us know!
We hope you enjoy it, and also hope you are now able to make some sense out of all the wacky body language Japanese people do. It’s one of the subtle differences between someone who’s “Japanese” and “foreign,” so learn these well!