August 01, 2017

What Isabelle Daza Should Know About Japan’s ‘Meishi’ Culture

Isabelle Daza drew flak again on social media after she mocked the Japanese cultural practice of giving calling cards.

On her Instagram Stories over the weekend, Isabelle demonstrated that she wanted to crumple up and throw the business card if it’s given with two hands. You can watch the clip below.

In case you didn’t know, the “two handed card handling” is part of Japan’s meishi (business card) culture. According to Japan Talk, this is a serious matter among Japanese businessmen and “sends a strong message about who you are as a professional.” Blogger Tricia Gosingtian also pointed this out on Twitter.

This practice is also not limited in Japan. Several netizens shared that this is also taught in school, especially in business courses. They were also saddened and annoyed that Isabelle would want to do something so disrespectful.

Isabelle was previously criticized for making a joke about the children of Africa. She also posted a photo of the controversial Chinese communist hat that Georgina Wilson, Jess Wilson, and Martine Cajucom wore. So far, Martine posted an apology about the incident, saying it’s “from us.”

What do you think about Isabelle’s actions? Should she stop making jokes like these and learn from her mistakes? Let us know in the comments section.



Photo courtesy of Isabelle Daza’s Instagram account

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