100 Q&A about Japan

Why do Japanese people say “Sumimasen(I’m sorry.)” when they say “Arigato(Thank you.)”?

“Sumimasen” implies an apology. It can also be used to express gratitude. What we mean is our appreciation and apology for the time and effort spent in doing something for us. In some cases, it can have more than one meaning.

Japan has a fascinating and multifaceted culture. It is steeped in the deepest of traditions dating back thousands of years.


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