How to Use your Japanese Air Conditioner Remote
Master the heat and humidity of the Japanese summer with our cool kanji guide.
Japanese summers are brutal with the heat and humidity. You might have been putting off studying Japanese but I’m sure you will feel extra motivated when you’re trying to figure out the buttons on your air conditioner remote control.
If your strategy of hitting every button is producing nothing but hot air, fear not as we have the perfect summer guide to understanding the Japanese on your air conditioner remote.
- ON: 運転 or 入
- OFF: 停止 or 切
- CANCEL: 取り消し
Changing Wind Mode: 運転切り替え
- Ventilate: 送風 or 換気
- Strong: 強風
- Weak: 弱風
- Quiet: 静か
- Automatic: 自動
The “change” button will allow you to navigate through the different functions of your air conditioner. If you have an automatic mode, your AC will regulate the temperature and humidity in your room by itself, so no need to set up anything else.
You can set up the temperature (温度), the fan direction (風向, 風向き, スイング) and its intensity (風量)) with the up and down arrows. If your model offers you a timer function, you can program your air conditioning to automatically turn on or off.
- Timer: タイマー
- Time: 時間
- Dehumidify:ドライ or 除湿
- Clean room air: 空気清浄
- Energy saving: 省エネ
Finally mastering your ac remote is your first step in living a long happy cool life in Japan and avoiding natsubate (夏バテ) in the harsh Japanese summer! For more information about our Japanese Language Courses fill out the form below and we’ll get right back to you.