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JAPANESE EATING CUSTOM

"IN THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF JAPAN, SLURPING OR EATING FOOD NOISILY
IS NOT CONSIDERED RUDE BUT IN PARTS LIKE TOKYO IT IS CONSIDERED
VERY IMPOLITE AND A SIGN OF BAD MANNERS. MOTHERS IN TOKYO WILL
SCOLD THEIR CHILDREN IF THEY ARE NOISY EATERS."

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM A JAPANESE STUDENT AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
Food Drink -- Special Form and PurposeObject of Bodily Consumption
SPEECH -- Phonology Phonetics

Date learned: 02-00-1984

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