First, start by lifting the chopsticks with both hands and follow the basic rules of chopsticks etiquette.
Do not dump soy sauce directly on your food, especially plain rice; instead, pour a small amount of soy sauce into the small bowl and dip your food into it.
If no serving utensils are provided during a family-style meal -- sometimes this is the case when visiting someone's home -- take food from the bowls on the table by using the thick ends -- the ends that don't go into your mouth -- of the chopsticks.
Observe These Rules for Using Chopsticks Properly: The Most Important Rule of Japanese Dining Etiquette Never, ever, pass food with your chopsticks!
Follow some basic Japanese drinking etiquette before emptying your glass.
In the fading twilight, the headlights of an approaching car reminded Bill to reach for the dashboard and turn on his lights.