International Protocol ~Business Card Etiquette in JapanJules Hirst
Below are the “how to’s” when dealing with Japans Protocol in exchanging business cards:
Business cards are important to the Japanese. Have them translated into Japanese on one side, make sure your title is clear
When presenting your business card present it with the Japanese side up and facing your colleague between the thumb and forefingers of both hands while slightly bowing
When receiving a card, take it between the thumb and forefingers of both hands at the top of the card
Don’t put the card away immediately the longer you look at the card the more respect you are giving the person. If you need help with the pronunciation be sure to ask
Never write on a business card in the presence of the owner.