Mina Otsuka is a translator and writer living in Tokyo. Partially raised in Southern California, she often misses the warm climate but not the Fahrenheit scale. She enjoys writing about the Japanese language and culture.
Understanding subtle, contextual nuances might be one of the most challenging aspects of language learning.
Many Japanese students are eager to learn English, but not everything they want to know can be found in a textbook.
How do Japanese people address each other at school and work?
Simple tricks for speaking humble Japanese.
It’s not a word, but the delivery of the language that makes for insulting and derogatory speech.