Japanese Study

Japanese Slang: What’d you call a Mummy’s Boy in Japanese? A Mazakon?

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slang is a nice and fun way to widen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will also...

Around thirty or arasaa

If you are interested in the Japanese marketing culture, you might have come across the expression “arasaa market”. As one can guess, arasaa is not originally a Japanes...

Shopping in Japanese

Finally, you are living the dream here in Tokyo! Do you enjoy discovering Japanese culture and traditional food? If so, you will have a great time discovering this wonderful city a...

Japanese Slang: Moto Kare (元カレ) and Moto Kano (元カノ)

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to widen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will sound...

The Finesse that Sushi Chefs put into making Sushi: “Sushi nara, Dekiru!”

Sushi: A Food for the Soul What makes Sushi so Special? Taking a look at the Japanese word “なら (Nara)”   Sushi: A Food for the Soul Sushi is known...

Japanese slang tame

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to widen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will also...

Japanese Slang: ダメもと (Damemoto)

What’s ダメもと (Damemoto)? Conversational Uses… When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to widen your vocabulary. Not only will you...

Japanese Slang: ガチ (Gachi)

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to deepen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will sound more like a nati...

A Japanese word for October: Koromogae

In Japan, the rather sudden change of seasons has lead to a very interesting custom called koromogae 「衣替え」: to change one’s wardrobe seasonally. The tradition began when all ...

Understanding Omotenashi: Uncovering the Key to Japanese Hospitality

Omotenashi is all about offering the best service without the expectation of a reward

Japanese Essentials: Sending a Postal Package in Japan

Sending something abroad… Sample Dialogue Vocabulary & Useful Phrases   Sending something abroad… Many challenges await expatriates in Japan. The small actions...

Japanese Slang: チンする (Chin Suru), The Sound of a Microwave?

Microwaving your Bento/Food What did it Originate from? Using it in Casual Conversations   Microwaving your Bento/Food Do you often buy prepared meal to warm up with a microwa...