Thursday, September 10, 2009
Will Miss #41 - no tipping
At the end of a meal in Japan, you don't have to leave anything on the table except your empty dishes. The Japanese don't practice the custom of tipping except in specific instances, and never in restaurants that I know of. While I don't have a problem with the practice of tipping in theory, in practice, it often feels like you're bribing your server to do a good job.
I will miss not having to worry about tipping too much or too little.