Page 2 Etiquette Guide for 2012 London Olympics
VisitBritain, the British national tourism agency, has put out a list of tips it hopes will help British citizens give a warm welcome to foreign visitors during the London 2012 Olympics. All of the tips below are from that guide. Really.
REAL TIP: A smiling Japanese person is not necessarily happy. (They tend to smile when angry, embarrassed, sad, or disappointed.)
PAGE 2 EXAMPLE: Baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has been photographed smiling even though he plays for the Mariners.