Word of the Month: July

July: 社員旅行Shain Ryokō “Shain ryokō” is a Japanese term that translates to “company trip” or a trip that is specifically for the employees of any given Japanese company. These trips are for team-building, training,...

Word of the Month: June

June: おすすめ Osusume When traveling to amazing areas throughout Japan, you want to be able to sample local specialties. Picture this. You get to the restaurant that your friend said was the place to...

Word of the Month: May

May: ピークシーズン Pīkushīzun “Pīkushīzun” ピークシーズン is a Japanese phrase meaning peak season – or the busy times of travel in Japan. This month, we will tell you some of the busiest times to travel...

Word of the Month: April

April: 自転車 Jitensha “Jitensha” 自転車is the Japanese word for bicycle – which is a very prominent and significant mode of transportation in Japan, compared to the West. Especially when living in or visiting big...

Word of the Month: March

March: 空港 Kūkō “Kūkō” 空港 is the Japanese word for airport. If you are traveling to Japan in the future, then this will be a very useful term for you to know. Three of...

Nikujaga, Taste of Japan’s Nostalgia

Is there a food that can recall your memory about your mom and hometown? For Japanese people, Nikujaga usually arouses their nostalgia for their moms’ cooking and family. It’s a classic Japanese dish that...

Word of the Month: February

February: 信号機 (Shingōki) “Shingōki” 信号機is the Japanese term for traffic light. This month, as the Japan-America Society of Washington DC is sharing terms associated with travel in Japan with you, we will talk about...