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Kotaete is our question and answer (Q&A) module. This is where you can submit your questions about all things Japanese to the Kanpai-chan (the Kanpai community).

This section, which acts as a modern forum about Japan, is obviously open to everyone: ask your questions and share your Japanese knowledge with other users.

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  • 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
  • Matcha tea popularity in Japan?

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    How popular is traditional matcha tea in Japan?
  • Job offer in Okinawa

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    Good morning Kanpai, I have an offer for you rather than a question: I currently hold a position in the human resources at Renaissance Resort Okinawa (Marriott franchised). Our resort recently approved of giving motivated foreigners an opportunity to experience work...
  • Season versions of Keigo phrases ?

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    Hi, I've been studying Japanese and I just started learning Keigo and Kanji in couple of months ago. I looked up about Keigo phrases on web and I found this page. this page says there are Keigo phrases...