Japan - Handy Language

Below are a few phrases or key words that you might find handy when travelling with your Assistance Dog in Japan.

Don't rely on screen readers for pronunciation - I recommend showing someone what you are trying to say in English and then they can look at the equivalent in Japanese. Screen readers have interesting pronunciation! Screen readers also do not read out the Japanese script that is next to each phrase or word.

ENGLISH

My dog is working; please do not touch him/her

JAPANESE

Shigoto chuu nanode gomennasai
仕事中なのでごめんなさい

ENGLISH

I have a certificate from the guide dog school. Please ask your manager

(then show the Aqua page on p 2 of

JAPANESE

Moodooken kyookai no shoomeishoo ga arimasu. Maneejaa ni kiite kudasai
盲導犬協会の証明証があります。マネージャーに聞いてください

ENGLISH

This dog has been well educated so there is no concern

JAPANESE

Kono inu wa yoku kyooiku sarete iru no de daiijoobu desu
この犬はよく教育されているので大丈夫です

ENGLISH

I am visually impaired so must walk with my (assistance dog)

JAPANESE

me ga fujiyuu nanode isshoni dookoo suru koto wa hitsuyoo desu
目が不自由なので一緒に行動することは必要です

ENGLISH

I am going to Shinjuku station. Would you mind helping me to the train. Can you please organise help at the other end too

JAPANESE

Shinjuku eki ni ikundesuga densha made otetsudai onegaishimasu.Shinjuku eki demo donataka ni otetsudai o shite itadakeru yoo ni tehai shite itadakemasuka
新宿駅に行くんですが電車までお手伝いお願いします.新宿駅でも、どなたかにお手伝いをしていただけるように手配していただけますか

ENGLISH

I can’t use the escalator so please use the lift or the stairs

JAPANESE

Esukareetaa wa norenainode kaidan ka erebeetaa ni shite kudasai.
エスカレーターは乗れないので階段かエレベーターにしてください

ENGLISH

Please guide me

JAPANESE

Tebiki shite kudasai
手引きしてください

ENGLISH

Please show me the way

JAPANESE

Annai shite kudasai
案内してください

ENGLISH

White cane

JAPANESE

Hakujyo
白杖

ENGLISH

Vet

JAPANESE

Juui
獣医 

ENGLISH

Guide dog

JAPANESE

Moodooken
盲導犬

ENGLISH

Service Dog / Assistance Dog

JAPANESE

Kaijoken/Hojoken
介助犬/補助犬

ENGLISH

Hearing dog

JAPANESE

Choodooken
聴導犬

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