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aizuchi o utsu

あいづちを うつ

to nod

Example

from staff

あいづちを うったり、うなずいたり して、かんじゃさんの はなしを きいて あげましょう。

You should nod when you're listening to a patient.

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Why do Japanese people avoid eye contact when they talk?

Japanese people don't always gaze at each other's eyes the whole time they're talking. This doesn't mean they dislike the person they're talking with, but shows respect and politeness to them. One puts his hands together when asking a favor.