Sneezing and blowing your nose in public is considered rude and sometimes funny. Punctuality As has already been stated, you should be punctual for meetings and leave plenty of time for your journey to avoid arriving late. While it is common in other countries to extend dinner invitations to spouses, this is not the case in Korea; business entertaining tends to be reserved for the people directly involved.
Until you are on very good terms with a Korean counterpart, it is best to use the family name preceded by an honorific such as Mrwhether speaking directly to them or about them to another Korean.
Do not deal out your cards as though you were playing a game of cards as this risks being interpreted as rude. Work on developing your relationships just as you would your professional skills.
Your counterpart is trying to determine where you fit in the hierarchy. This is particularly true if your counterpart is weak at English. It is customary for the host to order the food, which all arrives at the same time.
The decision- making process in Korea is done collectively and up through the hierarchy and therefore does take more time than you may be used to. Cultural differences also influence communication. That means that meetings can last for hours at a time.
You will often be offered tea during business meetings. If you are sitting down, place it on the table in front of you for the duration of the meeting. Maintaining face As in other Asian societies, maintaining face is central to the way business and social relationships work.