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

  • Japanese Only Beta and Sensitivity Readers Wanted for Writing Right ?

    - Greetings! I'm a writer and teacher. Two of the supporting characters in my current work-in-progress is a Japanese young man and his mother. Both characters live in the USA, but some of the flashbacks are set in their native country. I need beta and sensitivity readers...
  • Buy a Fushimi Inari Taisha torii from outside of Japan?

    - Hello, a year ago I visited the magnificent site of Fushimi Inari. Since this visit, I have created a Japanese Zen garden at home in Switzerland and I am looking for buy a torii as you can see in the photo on Kanpai '' Fushimi Inari Taisha 15 '' about 80 cm high. It's...
  • How to send a suitcase back to my country from Japan?

    - Hello ^^ I am currently in Japan since more than half a year and preparing to go back to my home country. However, as I ended up with a heavier luggage than I expected, I would like to send a part of it back before my departure. I heard that both the Japanese Post...
  • Snow in March at Toshogu shrine ?

    - Hello. We will be traveling to Tokyo on March 2-6, 2020 and would love to see snow without going to ski resorts. I saw pictures of Toshogo shrine in Nikko with snow and was wondering if there will still be snow when we visit. Thank you for your time.
  • What should I wear late December in Japan?

    - i'll be in japan from october to 26th of december. i can't handle copd really well,so in december should i wear coat or down jacket? i come from tropical country,so i have no idea. Thank you.
  • What is this Japanese movie about a salt crusted fish stuffed with chrysanthemum petals?

    - Hi, back in 1996-2000 I saw a Japanese movie that my grandmother was watching. She has since passed away but she loved that movie. I dont remember everything except that it looked older but might not be. There was a female restaurant owner that enlisted the help of a Male...
  • How to get to Tsunan Snow Festival?

    - Hello, I'm planning a trip to Japan from February 28th till March 30th with 2 friends. We are landing in Narita Airport and staying in tokyo for a week. On March 13-14 there is a Festival in Tsunan that we would like to visit, but we are not renting a car so it's very...
  • What is this banana fruit whipped cream sandwich from a konbini?

    - I visited japan a couple weeks back, and i tried a banana fruit whipped cream sandwich from either 7/11 or family mart. I tried googling the name and i searched both 7/11 and family nart sites but i didnt see it. Was supposed to recreate the said food.
  • How can I hire a Japanese cook to bring him to my country and open a sweets shop?

    - Hi, I hope you are all doing well. This is my first engagement in this forum and I hope I can get the answer I'm looking for. I just want to express how much I love the Japanese culture and I was blessed to visit this dream country back in 2016. Looking forward...
  • N'EX Round trip ticket to Shinjuku and from Ofuna

    - can i use n'ex round trip ticket 4000 yen for the route-*Narita airport --- shinjuku station*? return from *ofuna station - Narita airport*?