Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What is "Inemuri" ?

Source: WiseGeek

Inemuri is a Japanese word which means "to be asleep while present." It refers to falling asleep in social gatherings, at classes, at work, and at various public functions. In the West, of course, falling asleep at an event is generally viewed as a cause for awkwardness and shame. In Japanese culture, there is a special place for inemuri, and it is actually viewed as a cause for pride, rather than embarrassment.

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