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Do You Use Chopsticks Correctly? Are You Sure?

Often foreigners in Japan are complimented on how they use chopsticks. Many, however, are not actually using them properly. Then again, neither are most Japanese people. Go figure.

As Kotaku reported in 2012, only 30 percent of Japanese people in their 40s and 50s hold chopsticks correctly. Each year, that number gets smaller and smaller.

But can you spot the proper way to hold chopsticks?

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CaptainYesterday1179d ago

All I know about chopsticks is to not use them with your left hand and I learned that from a gas station attendant...

Yi-Long1178d ago

My girlfriend is Chinese (and has been all her life, so I think she knows about chopsticks...), and she says I'm holding them correctly (I'm white btw), while she herself holds them wrong :D

As long as you get the food into your mouth, who cares though ...!? ;)