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

  • Where to buy kabuki face paint/make up in Tokyo?

    - 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?

    - 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?

    - 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?

    - 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 ?

    - 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?

    - 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?

    - 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 ?

    - 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.
  • Onigiri cost?

    - How much onigiri can be bought with the monthly allowance of a secondary school student in japan?
  • Becoming a professional athlete in Japan?

    - How do girls become professional athletes? From the beginning of life and to becoming a professional Volleyball player.

Still unanswered questions

  • 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...
  • Ghibli sake bottle?

    How can I order a Ghibli sake bottle? Thank you.
  • 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...
  • 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??
  • 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...