Japanese Study

Understand Better Keigo: Japanese honorific prefixes O and GO

When learning the Japanese respectful speech called keigo, the attention is often focused on verbs construction and the social relations between a speaker and a listener. However, ...

An Introduction to Japanese Keigo

Whatever the reason you are studying Japanese, we believe at first, you were having fun and you enjoyed writing your first hiragana and katakana. Gradually, you were able to expres...

29 Useful Japanese Business Keigo Words for Work

Learn 29 Japanese Business keigo words to communicate with your Japanese co-workers. If you’re working in Japan, this quick list of will be handy.

All you wanted to know about sushi & how to order

Sushi embarked its journey around the 8th century in Japan. Since then, it has reached the stomach of many people around the world. The word “Sushi” is definitely not foreign......

How to say no in Japanese?

Saying ‘no’ in Japan is a tricky subject. The Japanese will rarely give a direct no to an answer, preferring instead to give an indirect answer that conveys the message of no.

Jikoshoukai? How to present yourself in Japanese!

Going to live in Japan? Better prepare yourself with a Japanese self-introduction, jikoshoukai, as you will inevitably have to go through this painful yet, necessary experience. Ye...

Ohayou Gozaimasu! Ohayou! Good morning!

Ohayou gozaimasu! おはようございます! Good morning! Having a good command of Japanese greetings is the first step towards building smooth relationships in Japan. Whether you are coming for ...

What are san, sama, kun and chan? The Japanese honorific titles!

If you have heard san, sama, kun and chan before, then you know that in Japan, you just simply do not call people by their names! Or you would be very...

The surprising trend of kira kira names in Japan

Lately, trending Japanese baby names are shifting towards a new unknown level of weirdness. Ever heard of kira kira names? Literally meaning “sparkly” or “shiny&#...

Japanese hospitality: Oshibori

Imagine you feel cold, really cold, what would be the thing you yearn for the most? Warmth! That’s right! Nobody likes to stay outdoor for too long on cold days...

Business Japanese Phrase for work: Osaki ni shitsureishimasu

Osaki ni shitsureishimasu! お先に失礼します。 Finally you’re done with your tasks of the day. The clock is ticking the end of your shift. Among the lucky ones, you are working in a......

Business Japanese Phrase for Work: Otsukaresama desu!

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