Trivia: Can you bring your spouse to your company's holiday party?

Nov 08, 2021

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Can you bring your spouse to your company’s holiday party?

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Technically, you can bring your spouse to a company’s holiday party, but you might wind up being the only person who brings a guest. In Western culture, it’s not uncommon to bring a spouse or guest with you to a party, but in Japan, as a general rule, a person has to be invited to come to a social gathering. It might be less awkward to bring someone that your coworkers know already. Japanese people are not used to the plus one culture, so make sure to ask the host before you bring someone!

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