Japanese Business keigo words for work

Learning Japanese is a challenge attracting more and more people every day. After the joy and wonders of learning your first words, grammar, and kanas, soon you hit a wall...

How to say no in Japanese?

“Saying no in Japanese is an art” You might say no in Japanese like you would in your own language. But after just a short time living in Japan, one...

Jikoshoukai? How to present yourself in Japanese!

Going to live in Japan? Better prepare yourself with a Japanese self-introduction, jikoshoukai, as you will inevitably have to go through this painful yet, necessary experience. Ye...

Ohayou Gozaimasu! Ohayou! Good morning!

Ohayou gozaimasu! おはようございます! Good morning! Having a good command of Japanese greetings is the first step towards building smooth relationships in Japan. Whether you are coming for ...

What are san, sama, kun and chan? The Japanese honorific titles!

If you have heard san, sama, kun and chan before, then you know that in Japan, you just simply do not call people by their names! Or you would be very...

The surprising trend of kira kira names in Japan

Lately, trending Japanese baby names are shifting towards a new unknown level of weirdness. Ever heard of kira kira names? Literally meaning “sparkly” or “shiny&#...

Japanese for work! Osaki ni shitsureishimasu!

Finally you are done with your tasks of the day. The clock is ticking the end of your shift. Among the lucky ones, you are working in a good company. You...

A wonderful Japanese word: Otsukaresama desu!

Finally, you have landed a job in Japan and after a few days in the office, you are willing to develop a warm relationship with your Japanese colleagues. Well, we...

How to Prepare For a Japanese Job Interview?

Dreaming of working in Japan, you have fought hard to finally get your chance. You have received a job interview proposition for a Japanese company. Now it is time to...

Discover the top of Japanese names

Did you know that Japan has about 100,000 family names and probably as many given names? Thanks to the wonders of ideograms, Japanese names are quite interesting to learn. They are...

Everything you need to know about Japanese cherry blossom: sakura

In the Japanese culture, one very important theme is the seasons and the flowers symbolizing the passage of time. Among them, one kind is particularly iconic, capturing the attenti...

Douzo o saki ni: Japanese etiquette

Travelling abroad forces us to reconsider our manners and to think about the other culture’s rules. For many expatriates in Japan adapting to the local culture is not always ...