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 download Enka?

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    - I would like to download Enka by Sakamoto,Sayuri Ishikawa, Itsuki and Yoko Nagayam, please enlighten me which website and what is the charges involved. thank you
  • 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. http://twinklrr.com/useful-japanese-greeting-phrases.html this page says there are Keigo phrases...

Still unanswered questions

  • Hoisin Sauce in Japanese?

    Hi, I was wondering how do you write and say “Hoisin Sauce” in Japanese? Many thanks, Yibo
  • Hotels close to the Osaka Sumo Competition location?

    What 3/4 star hotels are close to the Osaka Sumo Competition location
  • Influence and inspiration of Japanese streetwear?

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...