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.

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  • Margarine in Japan?

    - Why there is no margarine in Japan? At least I didn't find it anywhere except our hotels breakfast buffet which has japanese-italian dishes. Is it true that there is only butter to put on breads etc? Or if there is, where I can found it? I also noticed that there is no...
  • Subbed movies in Japanese cinemas?

    - hello i may visit japan this summer and i am a big fan of japanese animation and especially of makoto 's Shinkai movies. So i am planning to visit japan at the end of july and i want to know if there is any kind of subbed movies in japanese cinemas as i am looking forward...
  • Growing Na-no-hana in the US?

    - I lived in Japan for more than 30 years and studied ikebana all of those years. Now I live in Washington State and want to grow the kind of Nanohana that I bought in flower shops. It is a different variety than the type grown in fields and that grows wild here in...
  • Changing for tourist to work visa with a COE from within Japan ?

    - Hello, I need help for some procedures. I have received a COE 1 week ago for a 3 years long visa in japan, but I am already in japan with a tourist visa. I did not plan to apply from my home country which is far, and want to apply for the visa from within japan. ...
  • Name of a play/live action about Sengoku period in a castle

    - Hi all, so i've been so into this live action or play by some japanese people dresses like in a sengoku era, they do some street play in front of a castle, but i really forget their group names! They even have a website and youtube, but i totally forget and have no record...
  • Bus from Sensoji to Tokyo Skytree ?

    - Hi, i want to ask. I saw on internet that from sensoji to tokyoskytree can by Tobu Skytree shuttle bus, and the bus stop at north side sensoji temple, if i'm not wrong. Is that bus still operated right now and still stop at north side sensoji temple? Thankyou
  • Longer term storage while traveling in Japan?

    - Hi there I'm heading to Japan for 11 days, the first 3 days I'll be snowboarding. Is it possible to use Takkyubin to deliver the snowboards to a long term storage facility in Tokyo or the Haneda airport? I.e days 4-11 of my trip Thanks
  • Game design university major in Japan?

    - I want to study Game design in japan. so I want to know where university have a that major??
  • Bodyboarding in Japan ?

    - Hi! Im visiting Japan for the first time. Im staying for 16 days in mid-June with my wife. I will stay 3 days in Osaka where we will continue to Shiga and Kyoto prefecture. We would love to visit an area in Japan where it would be possible to rent a bodyboard. I have...
  • Questions about Yasuo Yamada / 山田 康雄 ?

    - I wanted to do some research on the late Yasuo Yamada. He was best known for his voice work as Lupin Sansei, and as the Japanese voice of Clint Eastwood. I have a few questions: 1. Is it true he taught at Waseda University? 2. What was his career beyond Lupin and...

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