Guide to Conduct and...


Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Part 1. General Propriety

Chapter 12. Welcoming and Parting

Section 2. Appropriate Manners in Welcoming

1. When one receives notification of a visit or a return of parents, teachers, mentors, elders, relatives or close acquaintances from afar, each person who is related must go out to meet those persons at the appropriate place, depending on the situation.
2. On receiving notification that an organizational leader, social leader, national leader, or a foreign guest of honor will visit or arrive at the assigned office, a representative of each related government agency and each social organization must go out to greet the guest at the appointed place. If necessary, a crowd of people should meet the guest, and a public welcoming ceremony is sometimes required.
3. When making the greeting, shakes hands, bow, or applaud, depending on the situation. In case one cannot personally receive the guest, one should send a visiting card (personal/business) to the related office and let one's welcome be known.
4. When a welcoming ceremony is performed, the people giving the ceremony should perform it in keeping with the general customs of that society at that time.
5. After the welcoming ceremony, the hosts can present a welcoming banquet at an appropriate time and in an appropriate place if necessary, and exchange kind greetings and pleasant conversation depending on the situation. If the welcoming banquet is not offered through public funding, the hosts are required to bear the expenses.
6. The reception, the welcoming ceremony, and the welcoming banquet should not be ostentatious or extravagant. That event should be neither excessive nor deficient, but appropriate to the time, place, and situation.