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How To Ask For A Favor At Work In Japanese

How To Ask For A Favor At Work In Japanese

If you are planning to move to Japan for your career, you need to know the work environment and the people’s work ethics will be quite different compared to your country.

Japanese people are known for their strong work ethics and for maintaining a professional relationship with their colleagues and supervisors. So, even the tone and language you use will determine what kind of person you are to your peers.

Certain words and phrases differ depending on the person you speak to in Japan. For instance, if you were talking to your friend, the tone and language you use would be casual or informal, whereas to your boss or elders, you would use a professional and polite tone and language.

In this article, we have decided to share the different ways to ask for a favor in Japanese at work for those who are about to start their jobs in Japan.

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Six Different Ways To Ask For A Favor At Work In Japanese

The table below shows the different ways to ask for favors or help at work in Japanese.

English Romaji Japanese
Excuse me, I have something I would like to ask you. Sumimasen, onegai shitai koto ga aru nodesuga. すみません、おねがい したいことが あるのですが。
I have something I really need your help with. Dōshitemo oshiete itadakitai koto ga aru nodesuga. どうしても おしえて いただきたい ことが あるのですが。
Would you please take a look at it when you have time? O jikan ga arimashitara goran kudasai. お時間がありましたらご覧ください。
It would be helpful if you could take a look at it. Mite itadakeru to totemo tasukarimasu. みて いただけると とても たすかり ます。
Thank you for your help. Goki ~youju onegai itashimasu. ごきょうじゅ おねがい いたします。
Could you help me with this? Kore o tetsudatte kuremasen ka. これを手伝ってくれませんか。

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Well, that’s all for today. We hope the table above helps your transition to your new job in Japan easier. Do note that you could also use the above sentence when conversing with anyone older than you.

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Until next time, sayonara for now!

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