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Writing Business Emails in Japanese

Writing Business Emails in Japanese


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Author: Setsuko Matsumoto
Yoshiko Sakuma
Emiko Nagatomo
Fusae Nanba
Aki Matsukura
Yuko Hamahata
Date Published: 2015/12/05
Audio: No audio
Genre: Business
Level: Intermediate

This handbook is a must-have for anyone who wants to become able to write business emails in Japanese with confidence.
Its many pointers and example sentences will help you master the art of writing polite, intelligible messages.


・Japanese character input, basic sentence structures, and other fundamentals are clearly explained in both Japanese and English.
・A total of 223 example sentences are presented, divided across three areas: email to external contacts, email to colleagues, and email for miscellaneous situations. Romanization is provided so that you immediately put the examples to use in your emails.
・The examples also come with English translations in natural English email format. If you prefer, you can look up the Japanese expressions you need in English.


Chapter1:The Basics and Tricks of Writing Email in Japanese
  1. Basics of inputting Japanese characters
  2. Basic Format of Japanese Email
  3. Handy expressions good to know

Chapter2:Ready-to-use sample messages: Email to external contacts
  1. Identifying yourself
  2. Opening words
  3. Stating the purpose
  4. Sounding out
  5. Making a suggestion
  6. Scheduling an appointment
  7. Requesting changes
  8. Making a visit
  9. Receiving a visit
10. Inviting
11. Notifying
12. Confirming
13. Requesting
14. Declining
15. Explaining
16. Apologizing
17. Thanking
18. Closing message

Chapter3:Ready-to-use sample messages: Email to colleagues
  1. Reporting
  2. Communicating
  3. Consulting

Chapter4:Ready-to-use sample messages: Email to external contacts
  1. Greeting new contacts
  2. Farewells
  3. Seasonal greetings
  4. Get-well messages
  5. Congratulations
  6. Condolences
  7. Making reservations
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