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How Do Japanese People Return a Greeting with a Bow?

  • Mamiko Sakata
  • Noriko Suzuki
  • Kana Shirai
  • Haruka Shoda
  • Michiya Yamamoto
  • Takeshi Sugio
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9171)

Abstract

The greeting is one of the most familiar communicative behaviors in everyday life. In this study, we clarified the features of spontaneous greeting interactions by focusing on the timing of bows and utterances. In particular, we focused on how the response changes with the timing of the greeting. In the experiment, we performed simulated interviews and analyzed spontaneous greetings before and after the interview. Our experiment showed that the responses did not change with the interviewer’s bows and utterances. It also revealed that there was a routine response pattern, appropriate for the people (i.e., greeters) involved.

Keywords

Greeting behavior Spontaneous bowing Timing structure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mamiko Sakata
    • 1
  • Noriko Suzuki
    • 2
  • Kana Shirai
    • 1
  • Haruka Shoda
    • 1
    • 3
  • Michiya Yamamoto
    • 4
  • Takeshi Sugio
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Culture and Information ScienceDoshisha UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Business AdministrationTezukayama UniversityNaraJapan
  3. 3.Japan Society for the Promotion of ScienceTokyoJapan
  4. 4.School of Science and TechnologyKwansei Gakuin UniversityKyotanabe CityJapan

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