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Daily Japanese is coming soon!

I'm going to launch Daily Japanese from my publication to help beginners of learning Japanese. It will start on the ...

Language and Identity

Two days ago I received a comment on one of my Japanese blogs (not Medium) from a Japanese lady who has lived for more t...
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How do you say “What is this?” in Japanese?

“What is this?” in Japanese is “これはなんですか?Kore wa nan desuka?” It’s not very difficult to remember and is very practic...
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How do you say “Hello” or “Hi” in Japanese?

When you start learning Japanese, you might first want to know how to say “Hello” in Japanese. “Hello” in Japanese can b...
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How do you say “I’m hungry” in Japanese? The meaning of “おなかすいた(お腹空いた)Onaka Suita” and how to use it

There are lots of restaurants and cafes in Japan. When you go out with your Japanese friends, sometimes you may want to ...
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How do you say Delicious in Japanese? What does “おいしいOishii” mean, and How to use.

We had lots of delicious food in Japan. If you are a food lover, Japan is the right place to be. In Japanese, “delicious...
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How to say ‘See you again’ or ‘Goodbye’ in Japanese? and What does ‘Sayonara’ mean?

In some Japanese phrasebooks “Sayonara” is introduced as ‘Good-bye’. It is not wrong, but Sayonara is not really an ever...
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How do you say ‘Sorry I don’t understand Japanese’ in Japanese?

There are not many Japanese people who can speak English in Japan. So when you are in Japan, you are likely to be talked...
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What does ‘Sugoi すごい’ mean?— Pronunciation and How to Use it

‘Sugoi すごい’ is another killer Japanese word which is used in everyday conversation. Its meaning can be quite varied, and...
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How do you say ‘Thank You’ in Japanese? — Meaning of ‘Arigatouありがとう’ and Pronunciation

You may have heard of this phrase, ‘ありがとうArigatou’ which means “Thank you”. It is one of the most important phrases.
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How do you say ‘I want to kiss you’ in Japanese?

I am not sure how often you have to get verbal permission to kiss somebody, but it is good to remember this phrase.
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What does ‘Onegaishimasu おねがいします’ mean?— when do we use it?

We talked about ‘おねがいします Onegaishimasu’ last time with it meaning ‘please’, but its meanings are not only ‘please’. T...
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What is the difference amongst 3 styles of Kanji, Japanese, simplified and traditional Chinese?

The world of Kanji is profound and distinctive as symbolic characters. That may be a reason why you are interested in le...
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What does ‘Chottoちょっと’ mean?— Pronunciation and How to Use it

‘Chottoちょっと’ is one of the strangest Japanese words. You must remember it because Japanese people use it every day and i...
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What does ‘Daijoubuだいじょうぶ’ mean? — Pronunciation and How to Use it

A couple of months ago I watched a TV series called “Tin Star” on Amazon Prime. It is a British-Canadian crime drama wit...
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How do you say ‘Please’ in Japanese? — Meaning of ‘Onegaishimasu’ and Pronunciation

Japanese people are very polite, so when you want to ask or order something, you may want to say, “(something), please”....

Learning Languages: Can you Write What you are capable to Read?

I love learning languages and I have tried learning many languages. No matter which language it is, learning it can be ...

The reason why Japanese people don’t speak English

Japan seems like one of the most developed countries in Asia. However, you may be surprised that people in Japan don’t r...
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