“Nomi-nication”, “Intoxicommunication” is a neologism, which is comes from “communicating while intoxicated.” Intoxicommunication is generally used to refer to going out drinking with one’s boss/supervisor or someone that works under you. There are detractors and supporters of this. Some deride it as just a way for the boss to blow off steam. On the other hand, others say that it has the effect of making work smoother by bringing people closer together. Apparently many supervisors invite their subordinates to go out drinking in order to gauge their true feelings and opinions, which they are reluctant to share at the office.
A: Kinou, shokuba no hitotachi to yonin de nomini ittanda.
B: Hee, doko ni ittano?
A: Yakiniku! Shikamo jyoshi ga ogotte kuretano.
A: Osake ga haitta seimo arukedo, kekkou shigoto no koto toka atsuku hanasetashi, yappari ‘nomi-nication’ tte daijidanatte omottayo.
Example: (A conversation between two female friends.)
A: Yesterday I went out drinking with four coworkers.
B: Really? Where did you go?
A: We went to Korean BBQ! And my boss paid for everything too.
B: Lucky you!
A: It might have been because of the alcohol but our discussion about work got pretty heated. I realized that intoxicommunication is actually really important.
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The Iidabashi Japanese Language School motto is “Be Unique, Have fun Globally!” We teach classes focused on conversation skills to foreigners living in Japan, and have started a Japanese conversation class called “Japanese Plus” based on a new concept, and launched a fresh website in August 2012 to coincide with the twelfth anniversary of our school’s founding.
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