1. In China pointing chopsticks at someone is considered rude

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2. In Indonesia it is offensive to use your toes to point at something or someone

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3. Monks do not eat after noon, so avoid eating around them

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4. In Japan never leave your chopsticks vertically in your food as this means cursing the restaurant owner

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5. In Asia elders are highly respected

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6. In Korea and China the number 4 is considered unlucky (because it sounds similar to the word “death”), but 7 considered a lucky number (“blessed” or “long life”)

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7. Another rule-of-thumb in Asia is to always use the right or both hands when passing something, never the left hand

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8. In Thailand any form of disrespecting the king will be charged with a penalty of up to 15 years in jail – including crumpling money.
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9. In Asia never touch a person on the head, as it is the highest and most spiritual part of the body

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10. In Japan or when meeting a Japanese client always receive or give a business card with both hands

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11. In general, remove your shoes when entering a house in Asia

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12. If you touch a Buddha statue, do it with respect

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13. In Vietnam hold your rice bowl in your hand as it is considered lazy to eat from a bowl on the table

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14. In Laos do not kiss in public, holding hands is the most intimate level of romance in public

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