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Understand Better Keigo: Japanese Honorific Prefixes お and ご

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

An Introduction to Japanese Keigo

Japanese Keigo: Honorific Form, Humble Form, Conjugation & More Whatever the reason you are studying Japanese, we believe you were having fun and you enjoyed writing your first...

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 Grammar: Using the Passive Voice in Japanese | Passive Verb Conjugation

Did you know that the Japanese language makes far more use of passive language and passive verbs than English?  Read about how to use Japanese passive voice in this article!...

Kayoko Sashida

Personal profile Started her career as a Japanese teacher in 2016. Before that worked at a major electrical equipment manufacturer, and was in charge of teaching customer service(P...

Sachiko Watanabe

Personal profile Over 10 years of experience as a Japanese teacher; specializes in JLPT prep class. Also able to teach lessons on keigo (polite speech), TV drama language, and othe...

How to Say “I think” in Japanese – Giving Your Opinion

How do you share your opinion in Japanese? What are the do’s and don’ts? In this blog we will teach you a simple way to share your opinion in Japanese....

Japanese Insults: Insults and Being Rude in Japanese

Japan has a reputation for being an extremely polite and formal country. On the surface the culture seems very hospitable – but what about when it isn’t? Like any other...

Golden Week Intensive Courses (ONLINE) – Japanese Conversation and Business Writing – Apply by 5/1

This year due to COVID-19 we will be offering several online special intensive courses. With a variety of different levels – you can take the opportunity to improve your Japa...

Ultimate Guide to Japanese Business Emails!

Have you enjoyed the previous guides? Here’s another guide on how to write a Japanese business email! It is important to know how to write Japanese business emails if you...

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

What is Wakamono Kotoba? (Japanese Slang used by Young People) Is there such a thing as Japanese slang? In Japanese, the phrase for words and expressions that young people use...

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

Click Here to join our 30 day challenge to learn Hiragana Greetings are always the first few words or phrases you learn when learning a new language. There are 4...