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Sorry I'm late: The Japanese attention to punctuality

Japanese people have a reputation for reliability when it comes to time, which made them one of the most punctual people in the world. Making excuses is avoided, and they are humble and quick to admit...

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Popular Japanese Phrases Common in Anime that You Can You use in Real Life

Anime has been a continually growing global trend, rising and falling in seasons but never really dying out. Anime character phrases can, at times, be more famous than the anime itself - why? Anime ph...

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How the Japanese say “I Love You” and other romantic phrases

The Japanese language is rich and diverse, and saying “I love you” can be said in myriad ways. Having a hard time expressing yourself? Can’t find the words to say to your partner? He...

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Start the Year Right; Learn the Proper Japanese New Year Greetings

Start the year right! There are a lot of ways to say your new year’s greetings and there are a lot of people to greet. Learn how to appropriately wish someone a new year and other things that ma...

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Dine with Grace; Essential Phrases When Eating in Japanese Restaurants

When in Rome, do as the Romans do and when in Japan, eat as the Japanese do. Want to order something, but you don’t speak Japanese? Here are some simple but essential phrases to know when dining...

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Lost in Translation: How Learning to say “Thank you for Listening” in Japanese Improves Communication

In a place where nearly all of its population speaks the native tongue, you might find yourself lost, not in place, but in translation. Be heard, and be heard correctly. Here are some things to know w...

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Japanese Phrases that You Must Know When Shopping  

Are you planning to travel to Japan for the first time? Japan has numerous malls, fashion centers and places to shop, but people are often hesitant to go because they lack Japanese language skills. Do...

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How to Say Thank You in Japanese: For All Types of Situations

Did you know that there are many different phrases to say thank you in Japanese? They vary depending on the formality of the situation and your relationship with the person. You want to show your grat...

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