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Sumimasen: The Story of Japan’s Apology Culture

Sumimasen - Japan's Apology Culture is more than just saying you’re sorry — it’s about etiquette, and letting others know that you are meditating on what went wrong, and not merely speaking the prescribed phrases. It has become part of Japanese society and is applied across the board, by individuals, public figures, celebrities, corporations, even governments. Even while apologizing is generally a personal discipline, it is basically an act that acknowledges the whole and how each individual influences it. Here we study the importance and purpose behind this basic habit.