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View Poll Results: Who's more polite?
Japan 14 73.68%
Canada 1 5.26%
Equal or can't compare. 4 21.05%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-18-2014, 11:28 PM
 
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Two nations in the world with a similar stereotype of reservedness and politeness. Who do you think wins this?
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Canadian politeness is a myth. Not to say they are rude, but not anymore polite than some guy from Minnesota or Michigan.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Canadian politeness is a myth. Not to say they are rude, but not anymore polite than some guy from Minnesota or Michigan.
??? If it's a myth, why do you have to exclude the rest of the U.S. in your answer?
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Two nations in the world with a similar stereotype of reservedness and politeness. Who do you think wins this?
Two totally different cultures so it's VERY difficult to compare. If we are talking about the appearance of politeness on the surface, I would say the Japanese with their long traditions of behaviour of having learned to get along in such a populated small space.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:57 PM
 
Location: classified
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Japan without a doubt since Canada isn't really any different than the US as far as politeness is concerned.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:12 PM
 
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Japan hands down. LOL@ canadians
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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Canadians are not reserved. It is a multi-cultural country.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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??? If it's a myth, why do you have to exclude the rest of the U.S. in your answer?
^ Case in point.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Both countries would be too polite to accept the crown.

But the politeness in Japan, from my experience, is inherently above and beyond any countries I have been to.
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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^ Case in point.
How is questioning your comment rude?
I just wanted clarification. If something is a myth, and therefore doesn't really exist, how can it be the same as something, that according to you, does exist in Minnesota and Michigan?
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