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Express Genuine Appreciation; Tips for writing a Formal Thank You Letter in Japanese

When simple messages and internet chats fail to express our appreciation, we turn to the traditional letter writing. But the western take on writing may not necessarily be applicable everywhere. Writi...

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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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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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How to Say Sorry in Japanese: in a culture that apologizes for everything

In Japan, people often apologize for many things. It doesn’t mean we are always personally in the wrong but rather, it shows awareness in our part in an interaction. Whether you are apologizing ...

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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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