Do you sometimes find it difficult when you buy groceries at a Japanese supermarket because you can’t read the Japanese labels? The problem with food labels is that so many details are crammed into a small space.
Also, since the March 11 disaster and the ongoing nuclear crisis, more consumers are becoming sensitive when they choose meat and other food products – they want to know where it was produced or grown, as well as the expiration date.
If you know what kind of meat or fish you want, then it is easier to know what to look for on food labels.
Here is a guide to figure out what food labels say.
Kumon, which is famous for its math and reading educational program for children, has a “Correspondence course” which teaches Japanese to non-native Japanese speakers. Kumon teaches useful Japanese which makes your life in Japan easier.