- 14 Mar 2002
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It is a well-known fact that - apart from a few exceptions - tipping is quite uncommon in Japan. One company, Tip Project, backed by several Japanese celebrities including best-selling author Takafumi Horie, comedian Akihiro Nishino and YouTube personality Yoshihito Kamogashira, aims at introducing tipping to the Japanese hospitality industry which has been severely hit by the pandemic. The reactions have not always been positive.
This is a new Japanese enterprise aiming to introduce a tipping system into the country. The official homepage has photos of business executive and best-selling author Takafumi Horie (whom I once profiled for Wired Magazine), comedian Akihiro Nishino, and YouTuber Yoshihito Kamogashira. They seem to be the ones spearheading this effort, with the goal of it spreading throughout Japan. The Tip Project claims that introducing the practice into restaurants will increase staff motivation and help service industries that have been hit hard by COVID-19.
The Tip Project wants to bring tipping culture to Japan