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Japanese Essentials: Key phrases to know when ordering at a restaurant

Eating out in Japan can be a little intimidating if you can’t read the menu. But fear no more as we have gathered a few key phrases for you to enjoy your meal!

Japanese Essentials: What Is This Item On The Restaurant Menu?

Once you learn a few basic words, ordering at a Japanese restaurant is not very difficult. This article will cover how to ask for recommendations.

4 questions you must know how to answer in a Japanese job interview

When getting ready for a Japanese job interview, be prepared to answer these 4 key questions to improve your chances of getting the job.

Japanese Essentials: How to Politely Refuse Plastic Bags At the Cashier

Help save the environment by learning this key phrase for how to politely refuse plastic bags at the store.

Japanese Essentials: How to Order Take Out in Japan

In Japan many chain restaurants offer a take out option on their menu. In a country where every one’s busy working, this option is quite convenient. In this article we...

Japanese Essentials: Make a purchase in Japanese

Japan is full of many great shopping options. In this article let’s learn how to make a purchase at a clothing store in Japan.

Japanese Essentials: Ask a question at a store

So far we’ve learned a few simple phrases on how to ask for an item and how to ask for a price of an item. In this article we’re learn...

Japanese Essentials: How Much Does This Cost?

How to ask how much something costs in Japanese will greatly help you with your shopping experience in Japan.

Obon, A Japanese Tradition Honoring The Ancestors’ Spirits

The bonodori is a spiritual dance to welcome the spirits. Every region has a local dance and a different music.

Japanese Essentials: Ask for Something in a Store

Shopping in Japan can be a daunting experience for new language learners. Even if you can read basic hiragana or katakana the different font styles and designs can make reading labels confusing.

Japanese Essentials: How to Ask For Directions in Japanese

In Japan, streets are not named but have numbers – with the exception of the main roads. Thus, finding your way around the cities can be challenging.

Japanese Essentials: How to Ask Where is Something?

We are continuing our Essential Japanese series with a look at being able to ask where is something. Very similar to English, Japanese language has interrogative words and theyR...

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