- Warikan (Betsu Betsu) Culture
If you are invited to a drinking party or karaoke, remember that there is a Japanese warikan (betsu betsu) culture.
In Japan, it is a custom to pay the bill separately when going out to eat or karaoke with other people. Depending on the restaurant, the store will issue an invoice after the meal. When there are a large number of people, it is more convenient to settle the payment of each person at the table. If there are only two or three people, you can pay separately at the cash register. When you say [Betsu betsu de onegashimasu] in front of the cash register, the store clerk will divide the total bill per person and you should pay the amount billed to you.
Everyone, do you also have this warikan culture in your home country?