Whatashock, an arrogant otaku who thinks he understands Japan after watching Cowboy Bebopafew times with no manners or respect for culture. Sorry, but an entire nation isn’t something you can role play onceaweek at the sushi shop. Other people’s cultures aren’tatoy for you to play with. Keep your racist objectification to yourself. Unless you haveareal reason to follow the norms of sushi (i.e., you’re in Japan, or your Japanese friend is teaching you), it’s just as well for you to eat it however you feel is appropriate. Because,Ipromise you, you aren’t impressing the sushi chef with your sushi dipping skills. You aren’t impressing anyone. Eat sushi inaway that you find most polite and appropriate according to the social norms you were raised in. The rest is just role playing. Don’t be “that guy” that ruins the sushi bar for everyone else.