Question: I am going on a business trip to introduce new products in Japan. I have scheduled meetings with several Japanese clients, and they all seem very busy. How should I say "Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule" in Japanese?
I’ve received more emails than usual due to rescheduling of meetings and business trips caused by the coronavirus outbreak. How do I say “Thank you for the update” in Japanese when I want to reply to my Japanese clients?
Question: I had just checked in at a Japanese inn and the staff was showing me my room. I did not seem to notice any electric sockets around and my phone battery was dying. How do I ask “where are the electric sockets?”
Question: I went shopping at an electronics store in Japan and bought a camera. I want to ask whether I can pay by credit card as I do not have enough cash with me. How do I ask this?
Question: I was making a presentation to my Japanese boss. At the end of my presentation, my boss said “そうですねSoo desu ne”. I thought he agreed to my proposal but then he said “じゃ、もう一度(いちど)考(かんが)えて見(み)ますJa, moo ichido kangaete mimasu” (let's think about it). Isn't “soo desu ne” agreeing to what a person has said?
Hello. We received the following question below. “I met my friend Yoshiko back from my university days. We had a good time over lunch but I happened to see her looking at her smartphone with tears in her eyes outside the toilet. Something must be worrying her. I wanted to ask her about it but how should I go about doing it?” Today, let's think about phrases to call out to a friend in trouble.