Japanese Study

What is 日本漢字検定(漢検) – The Japan Kanji Aptitude Test – Kanji Kentei – (How to register, levels, cost, studying, passing)

What is the 日本漢字能力検定?   日本漢字能力検定(Nihon kanjinouryoku kentei), usually knowns as 漢検(Kanken) or the Kanji Kentei, is a test that examines the candidate’s kanji skill. It tests o...

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...

Body Parts in Japanese – How to Say “head, hand ,leg…” in Japanese

In the previous blog, we introduced some facial features in Japanese, in this blog, you will be learning the various body parts in Japanese. You will also be learning some...

Facial Features in Japanese – How to Say Nose, Mouth, Eyes… in Japanese? – Illustrated Guide

In Japanese, there are many expressions that use facial features and body parts to convey meanings. In this blog article, you will be learning the facial features in Japanese. You....

Directions in Japanese – How to say Up, Down, Left and Right in Japanese?

Do you know how to describe the position of something in Japanese using directions? Today, you will learn 10 Japanese positioning words that describe where something is.   Con...

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...

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

Greetings are always the first few words or phrases you learn when learning a new language. In Japanese,  there are 4 basic greetings which can be used at different times...

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...

Saying Goodnight in Japanese – Oyasumi (おやすみ)

Oyasumi(おやすみ) Generally, the Japanese expression for saying”good night is “おやすみ“(Oyasumi). However, it may be inappropriate to use it sometimes depending on the s...

Necessary Skills for Doing Business in Japan

Are you thinking of working in a Japanese environment in Japan? Are you currently working in Japan? If you are, these are the necessary skill sets you need in order...