Originally Posted by Timothy Horton
why can't you say anything? is it just too rude for Japanese culture?
Yeah, it would be pretty rude. The whole not diminishing someone's face thing.
Besides that, generally speaking whenever you "approach" someone about something in Japan, everyone uses super polite Japanese. I'm basically incapable of using the super polite form, and would end up talking to him just like something normal, which would be deemed quite offensive in this culture.