I was on the road with a party of Japanese Eng Lang students, with their Japanese minder. As we approached London I heard this woman evidently explaining the concept of tipping, which theJapanese do not do. I heard the word “tip” and “Kliss” several times.
The students duly put their hands in their pockets, gave it to their minder - who creamed off half!
Another Japanese misconception - pinstriped suits, rolled umbrellas and bowler hats. I was providing location services to a Japanese TV crew making a programme about ‘the English’. On their last morning they tried to persuade me to take them into the City where they woud shoot footage of all the City types in pinstripes, bowlers and swishing a tightly rolled black brolly.
This was years after that uniform had died out in the City. I knew we’d spend more time than we could afford cruising around Threadneedle Street and Poultry seeing nary a bowler. They had, after all, a plane to catch…
Another time with a Japanese crew I had 10 of them in my vehicle. Every single one, M & F, smoked non-stop.