Kotaete: Q&A on Japan

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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.

Latest questions asked

  • Influence and inspiration of Japanese streetwear?

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    - does Japanese streetwear influence the world internationally? what is the difference between Japanese and American streetwear ? why does Japanese streetwear have such an impact on the younger generation? what influence has Japan on global fashion? why is...
  • Market shopping in Hachinohe?

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    - I am going to Japan, Hachinohe and I want to know if there is something like spree markets (lot of markets next to each other where they sell fake clothes and electronic). Do you know if it is there???? Thanks
  • Where to buy kabuki face paint/make up in Tokyo?

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    - Hi, I'm currently staying in Tokyo and I'm a fan of Kabuki theatre. One thing I'd love to buy is some of the face paint/make up that Kabuki actors use. I've tried google searches to try and find a shop that sells it, but to no avail. Can anyone direct me to a...
  • Long distance bus between Kobe and Tokushima?

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    - I am in the middle of planning my second trip to Japan in November. I will be traveling from Kyoto to Tokushima and wish to take the shorter route via Kobe with my JR pass and then take a bus from Kobe to Tokushima over the Naruto bridge. I have found info about the AWA...
  • Stay in an Internet Cafe and go outside the building?

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    - wanted to ask, if you go to a Internet cafe and register for a room, can you go outside the building and then come back? or do you have to stay there?
  • Working in Japan as a software developer without a bachelor's degree?

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    - Hello My name is Miguel and I would like to know if i would have a chance of getting a work in japan with 4 years as software developer experience but withouth bacheerlor degree. In case i had good level of japanase,good level of english and a Certificate of Higher...
  • The best anime/manga school/institute in Japan ?

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    - Hi, My name is Devender Pal, I want to learn Animation and Manga. I've searched a lot but didn't get a right answer, since Japan is the best place to learn anime and other arts, I want to get admission in the top anime school or college. Please help me with the name...
  • What monthly salary is enough to live in Japan?

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    - I was offered to work in a Japanese company at a monthly salary of 206700 Yens. Is this amount enough to sustain in Japan?
  • Capsule Hotels for both genders?

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    - My husband and I are finally heading to Japan next year and he has been curious about Capsule Hotels for awhile now and wanted to try one out. Several that I have found are men only, or would have us separated by floor. I suppose that much would be fine, but the one I...
  • 御宿かわせみ book series ?

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    - Can somebody translate this to me :. 御宿かわせみ Book Series.!! And if you know it ..could you give me some information about it..!! It is written by yumie hiraiwa... And if I want to read it, should I read it in order or I just can pick up any part randomly.

Still unanswered questions

  • 大和民族と日本人の関係

    大和民族と日本人とのつながりはなんですか?外国人が日本で結婚し、永住権を取得した場合としても、自分の日本人家族のためにさえ、彼がいつも外国人されることは本当ですか?
  • Where to find a Cyclus Step2 in Japan?

    Hello friends I hope I havent posted before. I wanted to know if anyone can locate this to charge my cellphone https://www.behance.net/gallery/1902587/Cyclus-Step I need this to keep my phone...
  • How is Zatoichi spelled and pronounced in Japanese?

    I enjoy the films of Zatoichi and was wondering how is it spelled and said in Japanese?
  • Becoming a professional athlete in Japan?

    How do girls become professional athletes? From the beginning of life and to becoming a professional Volleyball player.
  • Where to find the Akuma no gishiki book?

    Hello everybody! I'm very excited about the Japanese culture especially the miths and legends surrounding it. The yokai are amazing and all the urban legends as well. I have stumbled across a...