14 May '18, 10am

@netanyahu

Cultural faux pas are embarrassing on a personal level as everyone eventually moves on and talks about it once in a while, but on an international level? Advertisement It becomes immortalised in the news. And even more so if it was done in front of another head of state and have the entire world know about it later on through international media coverage. Shoe on the dinner table This happened when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, was served dessert in a shoe at dinner with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on May 2. The meal, in Israel, was served by celebrity Israeli chef Segev Moshe. It is unknown if Abe was offended by the unusual presentation, but he did invite Segev to go cook in Japan. Even so, Japanese and Israeli diplomats were offended on his behalf. A senior Israeli diplomat who served in Japan said that the choice of presentati...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/05/japanese-pm-dessert-shoe-is...

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