In this “Key Japanese Words/Sentences, I pick up very important words for any visitors into Japan first, and then we will introduce business key words.
The most important three key words are:
“Sumimasen” （すみません): This is means both “excuse me” and “feel sorry” You can use this phrase if you catch somebody to ask something. If he/she is not in rush, maybe he/she will help you.
“Arigato-Gozaimasu” (ありがとうございます）means “thank you” if you add “gozaimasu”, it is more polite and good for business meeting.
“Kon-nichi-wa” – （こんにちは）means “good afternoon”, around 11:00 am to 16:00 pm, you can use this word. You may meet business person in day time mainly, so “Kon-nichi-wa” is the most important word among three “say hello” words.
In the morning time, “Ohayo-Gozaimasu” (Morning to around 10:30 or till 11:00)
in the evening/night time “Kon-ban-wa” (After outside is dark, around 17:00-midnight)
and before sleeping “Oyasumi Nasai”