Japanese Study

Learning to say Good Morning in Japanese: Ohayougozaimasu, Ohayou

Greeting in the Morning Be the first to say it! Other Morning Greetings In a Working Environment…   Greeting in the Morning Ohayou gozaimasu! おはようございます! Good morning! Ha...

Japanese Honorific Titles: San, Sama, Kun and Chan

Using Japanese Honorific Titles (E.g. San, Sama, Kun and Chan) San (さん), Sama (さま), Kun (くん) and Chan (ちゃん) Concept of 呼び捨て (Yobisute) Other Japanese Honorific Titles If you have h...

The Japanese Trend of “Kira Kira” Names

Introduction What exactly are the “Kira Kira” Names (キラキラネーム)? Why the “Kira Kira” Names? “Kira Kira” Names 2015 Ranking!   Introduction La...

Japanese hospitality: Oshibori

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Japan? For me, it’s definitely the Japanese hospitality! Oshibori! Imagine if you are really cold right...

Japanese Business Phrases at Work: お先に失礼します(Osaki ni Shitsureishimasu)

Ended Work…? Meaning of お先に失礼します(Osaki ni Shitsureishimasu)… Replying to Osaki ni Shitsureishimasu… Leaving for a Short Trip/Errand… Ended Work…? Fina...

Japanese Business Phrases at Work: お疲れ様です (Otsukaresama desu)!

Otsukaresama desu is a key phrase that you will need to master if you plan to work in a Japanese office.

How to Prepare For a Japanese Job Interview?

If you’ve been dreaming of working in Japan, and you’ve finally received a job interview proposition, now it the time to learn how to prepare for a Japanese job intervi...

Discover the top of Japanese names

Did you know that Japan has about 100,000 family names, and probably just as many given names? Thanks to the wonders of Japanese characters, Japanese names are quite interesting to...

How to take a bath in a Japanese sento

In February, we visited beautiful 銭湯(せんとう) (public baths) with our students. Have you ever been to one? Do you know the manners to follow when taking a bath in a Japanese sento?......

The hinamatsuri, the dolls’ and girls’ day!

On March the 3rd, Japanese people celebrate the hinamatsuri, a special day on which are displayed beautiful dolls, representing the Emperor’s court. In Japan, dolls are belie...

Everything you need to know about Japanese cherry blossom: sakura

In the Japanese culture, one very important theme is the seasons and the flowers symbolizing the passage of time. Among them, one kind is particularly iconic, capturing the attenti...

Japanese Etiquette: “After You”, どうぞ、お先に (Douzo Osaki ni)

Japanese Etiquette & Manners Please go ahead… Going the extra mile to be even more Polite Japanese Etiquette & Manners Travelling abroad forces us to reconsider our m...