Japanese Study

Quick Guide: Learning to express your Feelings and Emotions in Japanese

How do you express your emotions in Japanese? If you’re learning Japanese, it’s helpful to know how to let other know what you’re feeling. We’ve gathered a ...

Three Japanese Scary Spirits You Should Know About

You cannot travel in Japan without hearing at least a story or two about Japanese scary spirits. Are you aware that indeed, Japan is surrounded by a mythology of ancient...

A Japanese Word for September: Typhoon

With September coming around, you were relieved to feel the weather cooling down. Or so you believed. As the typhoon season reaches its peak, your perfect kit to go out...

The Japanese Silver Week, a Rare Five-Day Break

You might have heard of the Silver Week (シルバーウィーク), an expression coined in 2009, referring to 3 consecutive Japanese national holidays in early autumn. But did you know that the J...

How to Use your Japanese Air Conditioner Remote

Master the heat and humidity of the Japanese summer with our cool kanji guide.

Japanese Grammar: Using Rashii (らしい), Mitai (みたい) and Poi (っぽい)

Intermediate Japanese Grammar: らしい, みたい, っぽい Skip to: Rashii (らしい) Mitai (みたい) Poi (っぽい) Review More than once, a Japanese learner will struggle over some grammar points. Among the...

Quick guide: Japanese words for computers

How often do you use your computer? If you’re learning Japanese, it’s helpful to know some computer-related vocabulary. These ones are pretty easy since a lot of them c...

How to go to the Doctor in Japan?

Have you been to the doctor in Japan? Are you afraid not to be able to explain your condition in Japanese? Being sick in Japan is one stressful experience if you are not...

A Perfect Japanese Word For August: Kakigori

Are you wondering how to beat the Japanese summer heat? Indulge yourself with a refreshing kakigori a shaved or crushed ice dessert flavored with syrup and other delicious topping!...

13 Japanese Chopsticks Taboos You Should Know About

In this blog, we will tell you everything you need to know about taboos to avoid while using chopsticks! We know very well that using Japanese chopsticks is quite a challenge...

Japanese Expressions: Ittekimasu, Itterasshai, Tadaima and Okaerinasai!

The phrases, ittekimasu, itterasshai, tadaima, okaerinasai symbolize so well Japanese spirit that once you grasp the nuance of their meaning you will have a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.

Itadakimasu (いただきます) and Gochisousamadesu (ごちそうさまです)

Introduction Itadakimasu (いただきます) Gochisousamadesu (ごちそうさまです) Eating in Japan: Itadakimasu and Gochisousamadesu Ever wondered about the meaning of the most important Japanese expre...