Giving someone a compliment can make their whole day. Telling a cab driver “You drive very well” or telling a masseur “You have healing hands” goes a long way in helping them in their professional and personal life. Giving someone a compliment doesn’t cost you a thing – not your time nor energy nor money. Yet, it can be such a powerful thing.
In a country like Japan where mannerism and politeness are very important, you need to be able to compliment others in Japanese. Simple complimentary phrases in Japanese language are easy to learn.