The emphasis is on the act of giving rather than the gift itself.
The value of the gift is of less importance than the presentation and thoughtfulness in which it is presented.
The value of the gift does matter as the gift reflects the giver's evaluation of social indebtedness that he or she has incurred.
The recipient can accurately determine the value of the relationship by the monetary value of the gift.
Borrowed ideas from other countries are infused with existing customs to become something distinctly Japanese.
Here are some examples of the unique culture and traditions of Japan: Celebrating Bōnenkai and Shinnenkai parties for New Year Bōnenkai (忘年会 literally ” ‘forget the year’ gathering”) is a Japanese drinking party held at the end of the year among close friends or groups of co-workers while shinnenkai (新年会, literally “new year gathering”) is the Japanese tradition of welcoming the New Year by yet again drinking alcohol. Women receiving chocolates a month after Valentine’s Day White Day (ホワイトデー Howaito Dē) is celebrated a month after Valentine’s Day in Japan.
Business gift giving in Japan is more extravagant and prestigious when humility is not the focus.Oseibo gifts are typically given to friends, colleagues, teachers, clients or customers, and to anyone he or she is indebted to.These gifts are specifically given to pay back favors received during the year.Companies spend large sums of money on gifts to their clients and customers.With businesses gift giving, a sense of competition develops to give the most original or thoughtful gift.In Japan, gifts are given on anniversaries, weddings, births, graduations, and housewarmings.