Friday, March 10, 2017

Fact of the Day: Japanese Waiters

While leaving a tip is common place (and sometimes mandatory) for wait staff in American restaurants, those who visit Japan should not do the same for waiters and waitresses over there. It's basically viewed as a insult as if you're telling your waiter that they don't make enough. 

8 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that. Over here they sure take the money and run

stephen Hayes said...

Didn't know this about Japan. In Europe, the tip is always included in the bill. Add to it and you're giving a tip twice.

Huggybear said...

Wages in the hospitality industry in Japan are quite high
and the service is something that American counterparts would
be well advised to COPY!!!!!!!
Colin

Christine said...

interesting! sure we don't mind 'not tipping'!

Martha said...

That is interesting. I didn't know that!

Fundy Blue said...

You always come up with such interesting facts, Adam!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I wish restaurants would pay a living wage to the servers here and abolish the whole tipping deal.

Kay said...

I think waiters in some parts of Japan are getting used to Westerners leaving tips, but most places don't expect you to. That's why a lot of people love going to restaurants in Japan. I know I sure do!