Japanese air conditioner inside the room

Japanese Words in the Air Conditioner and Remote Control

Many of the rental apartments, public and private, comes with already installed air conditioners at least in the living room, if not in all the rooms. Some apartments have air conditioners installed in all the rooms. Air conditioner is  known as エアコン in Japanese. Remote…

Kanji list for JLPT N5 level japanese study

How Many Kanji Do You Need to Learn to Live in Japan?

How many kanji do you need to learn to live in Japan or do you need to enter to Japan? The answer is “No”, you don’t need to know a single kanji to enter or live in Japan. Many expatriates in Japan are often worried…

picture showing two people bowing each other

Some Commonly Used Aisatsu Words in Formal and Business Japanese

Japanese people use many formal words of greeting that are known as aisatsu (あいさつ). Many of my colleagues use aisatsu words extensively during their conversation (at office). We can hear the formal greeting words in everyday life anywhere in Japan. You might be familiar with…

Shunka-en Bonsai Museum – A Multi-million Bonsai Garden

We visited the Shunka-en Bonsai Museum to learn the basics of growing Bonsai trees. Shunka-en Bonsai Museum has a multi-million dollar worth bonsai trees. The staff provides training to those interested in planting and beautifying bonsai trees. Bonsai means tray planting in the Japanese language…

documents required for Permanent residency application in Japan

What are the documents required for Permanent Residency (PR) Application in Japan?

Straight away to the subject matter – What are the document required for PR application in Japan? As a foreigner, you might have done an internet search to know about the documents required to be prepared for your PR application. By principle, as a foreigner,…

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

Visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima has always been a pain in the heart ever since I read an article about atomic bombing that appeared in one of the pioneering children’s magazines, Poombatta. That article was about the atomic bombing and its effect. Then later in the high school, our…