Passports and Visas:
UK nationals may enter Japan with a valid passport, and stay for up to 90 days
International code 81
Police 110 Medical Emergency 119
UK Embassy and Consulate ( Tokyo):
1 Ichibancho, Chiyoda-ku Tel: 03 3265-6340
Japanese Embassy ( UK):
101-104 Piccadilly, London W1V 9FN Tel: 020 7465 6500.
Tourist Information( UK):
Heathcourt House, 20 Savile Row, Fifth Floor, London W1X 1AE Tel: 020 7734 9638
for governmental guidelines from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office visit: www.fco.gov.uk
Whether you're dining with the family or meeting a chairman of industry, Japanese etiquette offers a wealth of opportunities whereby to ingratiate or offend your host. Fortunately, foreigners are not expected to know the full gamut of conventions. Here are a few lessons in Japanese etiquette that might be of use.