Published by The Japan Times, this book is targeted to students who are seeking to improve writing skills in emails in Japanese. Therefore Writing Business Emails in Japanese is a book for beginners and intermediate students because it contains many strategies and formulas to write emails depending on the listener.
The book is divided in 4 main sections:
1: The Basics and Tricks of Writing Email in Japanese
2: Ready-to-use sample messages: Email to external contacts
3: Ready-to-use sample messages: Email to colleagues
4: Ready-to-use sample messages: Email to external contacts
Each lesson contains useful examples such as: How to introduce yourself, How to begin an email, basic format of Japanese emails etc.
Texts are written in English and Japanese. In addition, texts written in Japanese also appear in a romanized version, so that beginners can easily understand what is written. Another advantage of this book is its small size, which makes it very easy to carry.
Description by the publisher:
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
18. Closing message
Chapter３：Ready-to-use sample messages: Email to colleagues
Chapter４：Ready-to-use sample messages: Email to external contacts
1. Greeting new contacts
3. Seasonal greetings
4. Get-well messages
7. Making reservations