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  • Kanpai or Kampai, which is most correct?

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    Hello! Have seen "Cheers" in Japanese written as "kanpai" and "kampai", which is correct or most correct? Have family in Japan, and will take my first trip over there soon to bring my Mother's ashes back to her Homeland. Would not want to offend if I make a toast...
  • Salary for maid cafe job in Japan?

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    How much do said workers get paid for said maid cafe job
  • Moving luggage in Nakasendo Trail?

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    Six friends and I will be walking the Nakasendo in September we wish to have some luggage moved each day from the following locations. 1. Kyoto to Tsumago 2. Tsumago to Kiso-Fukushima 3. Kiso-Fukushima - Narai 4. Narai - Karuizawa 5. Karuizawa - Tokyo Is it...
  • Buy a coin operated baseball pitching machine?

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    Hi All, I just came back from Tokyo, and I went to baseball batting cage there, does anyone know where to buy this kinda machine? Second hand would be ok too. I plan to open a batting cage in my country if possible, arigatou~~ Rgrds/....Sam
  • Woodblock Prints in the Chūgoku or Shikoku region?

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    Hello, I will be going to Japan for my 13th trip and won't be going to Tokyo or Kyoto this time. I am more than interested in buying a woodblock print. Either a antique or a newer one by a current artist. I would rather not shop online. This trip I will be going to ...
  • Need help to Interprete this to Nihongo

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    No class next Tuesday as the Month of May has 5 Tuesdays ( We conduct 4 Lesson each month ) There are a few months that has 5 Tuesdays. 来週の火曜日授業はありません – no class on Tuesday next week ? 次の火曜日のクラスなし – no class next week ? kagetsu wa 5 shūkan – 1 month, 5 weeks ? ...
  • Jizo statues at San'en-zan Zojo-ji?

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    Hello, Can we buy Jizo statues from San'en-zan Zōjō-j to take home to our country? My sister has lost a baby and I would like to give her one as a gift. How tall are the statues? Thank you Alison
  • Where to download Enka?

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    I would like to download Enka by Sakamoto,Sayuri Ishikawa, Itsuki and Yoko Nagayam, please enlighten me which website and what is the charges involved. thank you
  • Please check my Japanese poem?

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    Hello! I'm writing a poem, and I decided to include a Japanese part to it. I'm a half-Japanese who was born and raised in the United States, so obviously my Japanese is not completely on par with that of a native born Japanese. I'm fairly confident that my writing, romaji...
  • What does bowing mean?

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    Hello I believe that many Americans don't understand the meaning of a simple bowing to someone. Does it mean, hello, I am worship you, a sign of relief? Humility? (or a gesture of respect as I think?) Thank you