elegantlion Posted September 5, 2012 Share Posted September 5, 2012 where it is culturally normal or expected in certain settings. This is one of those random thoughts whizzing around in my head. I may be off in my thinking, I'm trying to think ahead (or as dh would say, thinking too much). Is it culturally normal for a business person to be expected to consume alcohol in either Japan or Russia in after work social get togethers? I have a picture in my head and I don't know if it's outdated or just wrong. Ds currently is intrigued by both countries and would love to have a job in Japan and travel to Russia. We are studying the language and culture of both countries. These are not cultures where my family has any experience. I picture the Japanese businessman out for some sake after work and I wonder how it would be received if someone chose to abstain. Our current counsel to ds is to not drink, period. Dh and I both have alcoholism in our family history. I drink in moderation, and try to model restaint, like a glass of wine after dinner. I'm not naive enough to believe ds will never touch alcohol, but I wonder what the business expectations might be if/when he is in those situations. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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