Basic Japanese: Asking and Receiving Directions

Basic Japanese: Asking and Receiving Directions

In one of our Study Saturday language series episodes on the Nihongo Master Podcast, Season 4 Episode 6, we looked at directions in Japanese. This is one of the basic Japanese knowledge that one should master when starting out with learning Japanese. In fact, we can also agree that this is a key essential in any traveller’s Japanese language travelling kit.

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Japanese Funeral Etiquette

Japanese Funeral Etiquette

Funerals in any culture are solemn occasions, and especially so in Japan. Japanese people have a set of practices to follow to give the dearly departed a proper sendoff. Unlike most other occasions in Japanese culture which follow Shinto traditions, Japanese funerals follow Buddhist customs. 

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