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Power-Up Your Japanese: Business Japanese

9 Lessons
– Power-Up Your Japanese 1: Work Phrases for Business
– Power-Up Your Japanese 2: Uchi vs Soto for Business
– Power-Up Your Japanese 3: Speaking with Honorifics for Business
– Power-Up Your Japanese 4: Speaking Humbly for Business
– Power-Up Your Japanese 5: Professional Jikoshokai for Business
– Power-Up Your Japanese 6: Phone Etiquette for Business
– Power-Up Your Japanese 7: Email and Letter Etiquette for Business
– Power-Up Your Japanese 8: Reading Newspapers for Business
– Power-Up Your Japanese 9: Writing a Resume for Business



This course is a self-study course with a forum-based Q&A session, where students can interact with teachers and other students at any time. Unlike the Novice and Intermediate courses, this course is not focused solely on helping students achieve a JLPT certification. However, this course is ideal for students who have passed or are capable of passing N2 and looking for an additional challenge, especially for those who would like to work in Japan.


Will this help me with the N1?

This course will continue to challenge your Japanese abilities, strengthening and improving them to help you acquire more knowledge in the Japanese language. The American Association for Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) recommend that students study a minimum of 900 hours before taking the N1. Because of this length, it would not be possible to adequately prepare students to pass. With a focus on materials that can help you work in Japan, this course is best used as an additional supplement. By mastering the topics discussed in the following lessons, you will become better-prepared for the JLPT.

For the N1, the JLPT has the following expectations:

Basic Level: The ability to understand Japanese used in a variety of circumstances.


  • “One is able to read writings with logical complexity and/or abstract writings on a variety of topics, such as newspaper editorials and critiques, and comprehend both their structures and contents.”
  • One is also able to read written materials with profound contents on various topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers comprehensively.”


“One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations, news reports, and lectures, spoken at natural speed in a broad variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents comprehensively. One is also able to understand the details of the presented materials such as the relationships among the people involved, the logical structures, and the essential points.”