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

  • Is it normal to find a sexually explicit magazine at a local hair dresser in Japan ?

    - I have visited Japan for various reasons about 15 times and the last time was to get married. On this visit I went to a local ladies hairdresser in Konan city worked by a man, with my wife before the wedding . My Japanese wife had a shave of her facial skin. Whilst...
  • Japan government training fund for employees?

    - Does Japan government provide any training fund for employees?
  • Kanpai or Kampai, which is most correct?

    - Hello! Have seen "Cheers" in Japanese written as "kanpai" and "kampai", which is correct or most correct? Have family in Japan, and will take my first trip over there soon to bring my Mother's ashes back to her Homeland. Would not want to offend if I make a toast...
  • Salary for maid cafe job in Japan?

    - How much do said workers get paid for said maid cafe job
  • Moving luggage in Nakasendo Trail?

    - Six friends and I will be walking the Nakasendo in September we wish to have some luggage moved each day from the following locations. 1. Kyoto to Tsumago 2. Tsumago to Kiso-Fukushima 3. Kiso-Fukushima - Narai 4. Narai - Karuizawa 5. Karuizawa - Tokyo Is it...
  • Buy a coin operated baseball pitching machine?

    - Hi All, I just came back from Tokyo, and I went to baseball batting cage there, does anyone know where to buy this kinda machine? Second hand would be ok too. I plan to open a batting cage in my country if possible, arigatou~~ Rgrds/....Sam
  • Woodblock Prints in the Chūgoku or Shikoku region?

    - Hello, I will be going to Japan for my 13th trip and won't be going to Tokyo or Kyoto this time. I am more than interested in buying a woodblock print. Either a antique or a newer one by a current artist. I would rather not shop online. This trip I will be going to ...
  • Need help to Interprete this to Nihongo

    - No class next Tuesday as the Month of May has 5 Tuesdays ( We conduct 4 Lesson each month ) There are a few months that has 5 Tuesdays. 来週の火曜日授業はありません – no class on Tuesday next week ? 次の火曜日のクラスなし – no class next week ? kagetsu wa 5 shūkan – 1 month, 5 weeks ? ...
  • Jizo statues at San'en-zan Zojo-ji?

    - Hello, Can we buy Jizo statues from San'en-zan Zōjō-j to take home to our country? My sister has lost a baby and I would like to give her one as a gift. How tall are the statues? Thank you Alison
  • Where to download Enka?

    - 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

Still unanswered questions

  • Ghibli sake bottle?

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