In tea this word is used about many forms of greeting. From silent bows, to long "conversations." But always set greetings at a decided time.

From Wikipedia

Modern Japanese continue to place great emphasis on the importance of aisatsu, or ritual phrases and greetings.

Online dictionary

Aisatsu 挨拶 = greeting, salutation

See also: Aisatsu Dialog

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