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...g to one of the etiquette training courses attended by Dunn, speaking in a way that is easy to understand is also a very important factor in maintaining a kind and considerate image to the listener. Finally, kirei behaviour is very much concerned with the appearance of an employee as the representative of a company; correctly executing a beautiful bow, maintaining posture, speaking with correct nasalisation of ga in second-onset syllables, evading the use of slang, and avoiding contractions that possess glottal stops were listed as some of the many speech and behaviour patterns considered to be kirei and reflecting a sophisticated corporate image (Dunn, 2013). These three conventions of politeness highlight the expectations of social interactions within the formal business environment in Japan, which sets a high bar of politeness as the social norm in that setting.
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