26 Aug '15, 3pm

5 Useful Business Japanese Phrases You Must Know (with Hiragana and Katakana Scripts): So you’ve aced the int...

So you’ve aced the interview for the internship or transfer to the Japan branch office. Or you have an upcoming business meeting with your Japanese work associates. Japan has precise and sophisticated hierarchical systems, complete with a special language of politeness called honorific language , keigo in Japanese. Keigo speech patterns are determined by the relative status of the speaker, the listener and the persons spoken about. In contrast, American English is built on the values of fairness and social equality. It has no specific speech patterns for communicating between hierarchical levels. Here’s how not to appear like a clueless gaijin in front of your Japanese colleagues. Learn the basic keigo you’d encounter or use daily so you avoid any faux pas. If you master these, you are golden. Before we proceed further, do note that keigo is used much more often in Japanes...

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