Do Japanese dislike shaking hands?
The custom of shaking hands came to Japan from the West.
At that time, it was not so easy for Japanese to shake hands with foreigners, as they had been accustomed to traditional hierarchical forms of greetings according to class.
Additionally, under the Japanese feudal system, men and women had been prohibited from attending the same functions or exchanging greetings in a friendly manner, so shaking hands was inconceivable.
It was natural, therefore, that shaking hands with women was not easily accepted as a greeting in those days.
At present, Japanese businessmen who have many occasions to meet Westerners shake hands comfortably.
However, Japanese do not shake hands frequently in daily life.