One English word the Japanese get a lot of mileage out of is “the,” pronounced za in Japanese due to phonetic limitations. The word is used frequently in marketing, like the popular brand of curry called “House The Curry,” or the limited beer from Yebisu called “The Hop.” Whenever I pass through Ueno Station in Tokyo I eat lunch at my favorite restaurant, “The Restaurant” and if I need to buy some new clothes I might wait for a local department store to have their seasonal sales event called “The Sale” (za see-ru). Although we don’t think of English’s humble definitive pronoun as being particularly challenging grammatically, getting the word “the” right can be difficult for ESL learners, especially from Asian countries like Japan. There’s no word corresponding to “the” in Japanese, a language so vague that whether a noun is plural or singular, count or non-count isn’t even considered unless it’s needed for context, and the difference between, say, “the car” and “a car” would almost never need to be overtly expressed.
The Japanese are very big on the word “the.”