Courtesy Japan

Courtesy Japan is a mobile application designed to assist tourists when interacting with locals when travelling abroad.

The app is an engaging, novel way to learn about cultural customs, with the assistance of illustrations and fonts that complement the Japanese graphic style and art. In the place of a handbook, it offers a quick and simple way of navigating social situations.

It is primarily aimed at first time travellers who are inexperienced at adapting to different cultures. In addition, it may also be adopted by more experienced travellers when visiting a new country for the first time.


Lara Apollonio
Priscilla Papini


Interested in taking this project further? Contact Dr Gareth Furber at