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January 12, 2024

Funfact: What is Genkouyoushi and how do I use it?

Fun Fact: 

Genkouyoushi or in Japanese Kanji 原稿用紙 is a specific type of printed writing paper
It can can be used to write horizontally (yokogaki) or vertically (tategaki)

Correct use of genkō yōshi (400 square sheet shown):

  1. Title on the 1st column, first character in the 4th square.
  2. Author's name on the 2nd column, with 1 square between the family name and the given name, and 1 empty square below.
  3. First sentence of the essay begins on the 3rd column, in the 2nd square. Each new paragraph begins on the 2nd square.
  4. Subheadings have 1 empty column before and after, and begin on the 3rd square of a new column.
  5. Punctuation marks normally occupy their own square, except when they will occur at the top of a column, in which case they share a square with the last character of the previous column.

The paper comes in two variations, 

paper with 

1. 400 squares per page or 

2. 200 squares per page and 20 squares per line. 

It is normal to put one character or punctuation per square.

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January 05, 2024

Ten Japanese words you must know when you engage with Japanese customers 🌸

1. Sumimasen - Excuse me

2. Gomen Nasai - Sorry, my apologies

3. Arigatou Gozaimasu - Thank You (Polite)

4. Doumou - Thank you (casual)

5. Honto ni - Really

6. Mou ikai yukkuri kudasai - Could you please repeat that

7. Wakarimashita - I understand

8. Choudou ii - perfect, just right

9. Hai - yes, ok, I am listening

10. Iie - No

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August 15, 2023

Why do Japanese send postcards in Autumn and Summer?

"The middle of July in Japan is called Risshū (立秋), which is

the start of Autumn (usually around the 7th or 8th of August),

during this time many people send friends, customers and 

acquaintances, what is known as a Shochū Mimai (暑中見舞

い) or a Midsummer greeting card.

Postcards which are sent after Risshū are called 

Zansho Mimai (残暑見舞い), which is a late summer greeting.

These can be sent until mid-September.

When writing a postcard during these times it is customary to

include greeting phrases such as

暑中見舞い・Shochū Mimai


(shochū mimai / zansho mimai moushi agemasu)

at the beginning of the letter

Source: Friends of Japan newsletter

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February 19, 2020

Statistics: Part timers and contractors make up about 40 percent of Japan's workforce

Picture: Japanese enjoying summer fireworks

" In Japan, the focus of equal pay for equal work is on narrowing the gap between permanent employees and low-paid part-timers and contractors, who make up about 40 per cent of the workforce. Japanese firms tend to resist equal pay for equal work because it will mean raising the pay of lower-paid workers, analysts say"

Source: Corporate Japan wary of wage hikes as Abenomics splutters by Tetsushi Kajimoto, Australian Financial Review, 
Wednesday 19th February, 2020, page 14.

December 28, 2017

Who are the three largest online retailers in Japan?

" Rakuten, Amazon.co.jp and Yahoo! Japan are the top three online retailers in Japan (Fuji Keizai.co.jp)

SourceMoriuchi, E., & Takahashi, I. (2016). Satisfaction trust and loyalty of repeat online consumer within the Japanese online supermarket trade. Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)24 (Retailing Around the Pacific Rim), 146-156. doi:10.1016/j.ausmj.2016.02.006