Japanese Study

The many ways to say « I love you » in Japanese

– Tanaka sensei, how do you say « I love you » in Japanese? – Well, let’s see… Learning a foreign language is less about mastering the grammar, the vocabulary,...

Understand Better Keigo: Japanese honorific prefixes O and GO

When learning the Japanese respectful speech called keigo, the attention is often focused on verbs construction and the social relations between a speaker and a listener. However, ...

An Introduction to Japanese Keigo

Whatever the reason you are studying Japanese, we believe at first, you were having fun and you enjoyed writing your first hiragana and katakana. Gradually, you were able to expres...

29 Useful Japanese Business Keigo Words for Work

When you first start studying Japanese it’s very easy to learn the basics of hiragana and katakana right away and with the right Japanese language courses, it’s not har...

All you wanted to know about sushi & how to order

Sushi embarked its journey around the 8th century in Japan. Since then, it has reached the stomach of many people around the world. The word “Sushi” is definitely not foreign......

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 hospitality: Oshibori

Imagine you feel cold, really cold, what would be the thing you yearn for the most? Warmth! That’s right! Nobody likes to stay outdoor for too long on cold days...

Business Japanese Phrase for work: Osaki ni shitsureishimasu

Osaki ni shitsureishimasu! お先に失礼します。 Finally you’re 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......