Traditional japanese dating customs
Postings online suggest that re-gifting is an acceptable practice in Japanese culture.One theory says this is due to people there being less likely to return a gift that doesn't suit them.
The two most popular occasions for gift giving in Japan happen twice a year.
Gift giving in Japan is deeply rooted in tradition with gifts given not only for social occasions, but also for social obligations -- gifts given when indebted to others, both family and business.
The emphasis is on the act of giving rather than the gift itself.
Gifts commonly given for Ochugen and Oseibo range from department store items to food and alcoholic beverages.
People receiving gifts for these occasions usually express their gratitude either by writing or calling the person who gave them the gift.