Answer by Professional Japanese Teacher
How do you do?
When meeting someone for the first time, Japanese people usually say “はじめまして hajimemashite”. This phrase literally means “I’m meeting you for the first time”.
It is equivalent to “How do you do?” in English. You can say your name after that, for example, “(your name) です (your name) desu”.
If you want to be very polite, you can also say “(your name) と申（もう）します (your name) to mooshimasu (I’m called ~)”. To end the self-introduction, we would usually say “どうぞよろしくお願（ねが）いします doozo yoroshikuonegaishimasu”. This phrase is usually translated as “Nice to meet you”. It literally means “Please take care of me”.
It’s not easy working in-person after working from home for so long. But I’m sure it’s great to meet with your colleagues again. All the best!