"Yoroshiku o-negai shimasu" literally means "I request/wish kindly of you".
It is basically like saying "Please treat me well".
How can you tell if a girl/guy likes you in a country where ‘yes’ can mean ‘no’?
Or read peoples’ emotions where pretty much no-one wears their heart on their sleeve?
Below is a typical Japanese conversation/introduction between two people meeting for the first time: Explanation: "Hajimemashite" literally means "it is a beginning" but would be the equivalent of "Nice to meet you" in English.
It would only be used the first time meeting someone.
Things also move much more slowly than in the west.And how do you interact with a nation of shy people who always seem to have their head down and nose buried in a book/iphone game?Fear not, scratch your head in bewilderment no longer – as myself, Grace (famous for her “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy” story) and Martin of Asian Dating Monthly have put our heads together and distilled our combined two decades of Japanese dating experience to bring you these top tips, which will help you navigate the seas of romance in Japan."Mousu" is the ultra polite form of the verb "iu" (to say).Both people are literally saying "I am said/called _____". An "o" is added in front of it (and other words throughout this exchange) to show respect. "Yoroshii" means "good/fine" and "negai" is a wish or request.I’ve included my thoughts as a Westerner on Japanese dating culture for that reason.