Language

Japanese Onomatopoeia: Your Mini Dictionary Guide

Dec 7, 2018

  While you are or were living in Japan, when you were talking with your Japanese friend... Read More...

Language, Manners

Japanese Manners! Why Japanese People Say Thank You and Sorry So Often

Nov 28, 2018

It is often said that Japanese people say thank you and sorry too much. Sometimes it can be seen as ... Read More...

Language

3 Different Kanto & Kansai Expressions To Know About!

Nov 16, 2018

    If you’re living in Japan right now, which region do you live in? Kanto regi... Read More...

Relationships, Language

A Note On Apologizing in Japan

Nov 6, 2018

In the current article, I would like to talk about the importance of apologizing in Japan. When peop... Read More...

Language

First Ear? Fat Eyes? Good Mouth? An Introduction to Body Part-Related Expressions in Japanese

Oct 22, 2018

In the Japanese language, there are many “body part-related expressions,” just as there are in Engli... Read More...

Language

Understanding the Complexity of Japanese Pronouns!

Sep 26, 2018

From my understanding, in America and other western countries, the use of pronouns for transgendered... Read More...

Language

Survivor’s Guide To the Japanese Language

Sep 15, 2018

The following is a survivor’s guide to the Japanese language. In particular, this is directed to the... Read More...

Language

【Event Report】Kansai-Ben Seminar at Akamonkai Japanese Language School!

Sep 11, 2018

Have you ever heard of Kansai-ben? Kansai-ben is the name for the dialect used in Osaka and other Ka... Read More...

Student Life, Study Abroad, Language

5 of the Most Effective and Useful Dictionary Apps!

Aug 25, 2018

When learning Japanese to study or travel to the Sakura country, it's useful to have some basic Japa... Read More...

Language

How I Mastered Japanese! 5 Tips for Learning Japanese!

Aug 14, 2018

Let’s get this out of the way: if you are new to Japan, and if you don’t already speak a second lang... Read More...

Move To Japan, Language, Manners, Culture

Back-channeling in Japanese: Aizuchi

Jul 25, 2018

When speaking to a Japanese friend, you may have noticed them nodding and making small interject... Read More...

Move To Japan, Language, Manners

5 Facts about the Japanese word “Sumimasen”

Mar 2, 2018

  If you’re a foreigner who lives in Japan or came to Japan as a tourist, have you ever ... Read More...

Language, Culture

Useful expressions that will make your life easier when visiting Japan

Jan 3, 2018

When you visit Japan, you will encounter some obstacles if you cannot speak Japanese. There are a lo... Read More...

Language, Culture

10 phrases helping your life in Japan!

Nov 15, 2017

Do you enjoy learning Japanese? No matter how long you have been learning Japanese, you might be ... Read More...

Language, Culture

5 Confusing Japanese-English Words Commonly Used by Japanese People

Sep 13, 2017

You’ve finally arrived in Japan and are starting to make new friends. Your friends know that you spe... Read More...

New Life, Move To Japan, Language, Manners, Culture

7 Phrases That Will Save Your Life in Japan

Sep 12, 2017

Welcome to Japan!   Whether you have already arrived in Japan or you are still packin... Read More...

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