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Understand Better Keigo: Japanese Honorific Prefixes お and ご

Introduction Rules of Japanese Honorific Prefixes Frequent Expressions Introduction When learning the Japanese respectful speech called Keigo, the attention is often focused on ver...

An Introduction to Japanese Keigo

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

29 Useful Japanese Keigo Phrases to help you out at Work

Learn 29 Japanese Business keigo words to communicate with your Japanese co-workers. If you’re working in Japan, this quick list of will be handy.

Japanese Slang Used by Young People – 若者言葉 Wakamono Kotoba

What is Wakamono Kotoba? (Japanese Slang used by Young People)   In Japanese, there is a phrase for words and expressions young people talk, that is 若者言葉(Wakamono kotoba). It ...

All 4 Basic Japanese Greetings : Ohayou / Konnichiwa / Konbanwa / Oyasumi

Greetings are always the first few words or phrases you learn when learning a new language. In Japanese,  there are 4 basic greetings which can be used at different times...

Japanese Business Practices – 報連相 ほうれんそう Hourensou

Working in Japan is a unique experience, and because its so different from “western” business environments  understanding and adapting to Japanese business culture is c...

Saying Goodnight in Japanese – Oyasumi (おやすみ)

Oyasumi(おやすみ) Generally, the Japanese expression for saying”good night is “おやすみ“(Oyasumi). However, it may be inappropriate to use it sometimes depending on the s...

Necessary Skills for Doing Business in Japan

Are you thinking of working in a Japanese environment in Japan? Are you currently working in Japan? If you are, these are the necessary skill sets you need in order...

Tokyo as an Expat – How to choose the best Japanese Language School?

As an Ex-Pat in Tokyo – how do you know which Japanese school is the right fit for you? Do you have a busy schedule? Then you need a school...

The Various Ways to Saying “You’re Welcome” in Japanese!

The Most Common Way to Say “You’re Welcome!” Other ways of Saying “You’re Welcome!” in a more Casual Tone In a more Formal Situation… The ...

How I Passed the JLPT N2 – Student Testimonial / JLPT Exam Guide

JLPT N2 Exam Guide – Table of Contents: 1. Background 2. Components of the JLPT N2 Exam 3. Kanji 4. Grammar 5. Reading 6. Vocabulary 7. Listening 8. Keigo 9....

Lina: A Business Course to work in Japan in the future

Lina shared with us her motivation to improve her Japanese fluency and her experience studying in our Japanese Business Course.