Life in Japan

Colors in Japanese – How to Use Japanese Color Words

In Japanese, the words for specific colors are used differently depending on their parts of speech. Having two sets – one set is the Japanese – the other being a...

Largest Firework Festivals in Tokyo 2019 NEW UPDATE

In Japan, the 花火大会(Hanabi Taikai) or fireworks festival is a symbolic event of summer life in the country. Wildly popular, the festive and romantic atmosphere of Hanabi attracts up...

After Studying in a Japanese School – How to work in Japan.

Due to the aging population and low birth rate in Japan, the government has relaxed the requirements for its immigration policy to cover for the labour shortage. Many foreigners ha...

Make Changes to Your Dinner Reservation in Japanese – Add Table Plan / Change Dates / Late for Reservation / Cancel Reservation

In Japan, whether you are going to have dinner in a restaurant, getting a haircut at a hair salon or staying in a hotel, you can will need to make...

How to Get Connected When Traveling in Japan – Sim Card, Pocket WiFi, Mobile Phone Rental

Traveling in Japan can be a great experience – but because of the language barrier – it is a great idea to make sure you have an internet connection. In...

How to Say – Can I return or exchange this Item in Japanese – Video Guide

Shopping in Japan as a tourist or a short term resident can be daunting – especially if you don’t know how to communicate with staff in Japanese. This guide will...

How to play Rock Paper Scissors in Japanese – じゃんけん (Janken) – Handy Illustrated Guide

In Japan, “rock paper scissors” is referred to as “じゃんけん”(Janken). Although it is called different names in different places, the rules of the game are the ...

How to ask “What are you lining up for” in Japanese?

In Japan, you can often see people lining up for something. No matter whether you are at a train station or waiting in a public toilet, you always need to...

How to say :” Sorry, I spilled my coffee” in Japanese?

Have you ever spilled a drink in a restaurant or a convenience store? What about dropping a glass and breaking it? This can be embarrassing and it may be troublesome...

How to say “This vending machine ate my money” in Japanese / How to Use a Vending Machine in Japan

Sometimes, no matter how unlikely things will happen, it happens anyway. Has your money ever been eaten by a Vending Machine? Things may vary from places to places, but here...

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...

How to Redeliver a parcel in Japan – Japanese Guide

The delivery system in Japan is well-known for its high efficiency and convenience. However, to prevent parcels from getting lost, stolen or damaged, they are usually returned to t...