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I graduated from Japan three years ago. I am now going in a visit, and will meet my professor and previous colleagues at one gathering. What is an appropriate protocol for omiyage in similar situation?

  • Welcome to AC.SE. How specific is this to academia? Would it be a better fit (i.e., more likely for you to get a good answer) at workplace.se? – StrongBad Oct 11 '17 at 18:44
  • I'd suggest: i) ask this at reddit.com/r/japan or reddit.com/r/japanlife. Chance is you'll get more attention from someone familiar with the culture, ii) ask a few of your Japanese friends (you did make some, right?) for pointers. – Penguin_Knight Oct 11 '17 at 18:46
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is not specific to academia. – Fomite Oct 11 '17 at 19:46
  • @Fomite are you familiar enough with Japanese culture to know that there are not specific aspects of omiyage unique to academia? – StrongBad Oct 11 '17 at 21:10
  • @StrongBad I did a more through search to see if there was any evidence of academia-specific norms than I would for most questions, and found none. Absent that, and with no articulation of why it should be in either the question or comments, I voted to close. If this turns out to be incorrect, we have the reopen mechanism to address such issues. – Fomite Oct 11 '17 at 21:15

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