I like to post various things to my Twitter feed, including various observations about Japan as well as info on new J-List products and various cool images I come across on the Internet. I’m also fond of randomly throwing out nihongo (Japanese) related tweets when I think of something unique or interesting to post. (Random nihongo: the Japanese word for “jail” is rouya, pronounced “lawyer.”) Twitter is a great tool for reaching out to people, especially for getting quick feedback on ideas or for just exchanging opinions with people interested in Japan. (Random nihongo: the Japanese version of “the customer is always right” is okyakusan wa kamisama or “the customer is God.”) It’s also a great way for customers to ask questions and give us feedback on the products we sell, or what they’d like to see us write about here.
(Random nihongo: a popular way to express “yes, you are correct!” in Japanese is atari, just like the video game company, a term that comes from the game of Go although Japanese are unaware of this connection.)
Using Twitter has had a strange side-effect for me: I’m generally aware of what time it is everywhere in the world, when they’re having breakfast in London or when folks in North Carolina are calling it a night.
(Random nihongo: in Japanese, “arm wrestling” is called ude-zumou, literally “arm sumo wrestling.”) If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, please check us out there — you might get some random nihongo!
Randon nihongo: arm wrestling is called “arm sumo” in Japanese.