<em>Omotenashi</em> — Japanese hospitality?

Environment | OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK Feb 28, 2015

Omotenashi — Japanese hospitality?

by C.W. Nicol

As the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee's appointed "Cool Tokyo" ambassador, multilingual television journalist Christel Takigawa set media buzzing worldwide with her Sept. 7, 2013, speech to the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires in which she made great play of the word "motenashi" by ...

Language | THE BUZZ Oct 19, 2013

Omotenashi: The spirit of selfless hospitality

おもてなし Domestic TV programs, radio shows and newspapers have jumped on the omotenashi bandwagon ever since Tokyo Olympic bid ambassador Christel Takigawa uttered the word in her speech to the International Olympic Committee early last month. Difficult to define, it can roughly be summed up ...