Making Jitsuin Hanko for foreigners (non-Japanese)

moving to Japan Hanko registration

Planning to move to Japan? Consider these important factors when designing your personal seal If you need to affix your personal seal to important documents, such as purchasing real estate, taking out a loan, or purchasing insurance, the seal must be a registered seal. A registered seal is a seal that is registered with the […]

How to write your name in Katakana

How to write your name in Katakana?

Learning how to introduce yourself is one of the essential aspects of studying Japanese. To do that, you need to know your name in Japanese. So, here’s a guide on how to write your name in Japanese! Katakana Introduction In fact, there are 3 alphabets in Japanese – Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. Although Japanese names […]

Introduction to Japanese name seal, Hanko

Hanko Japaneses name seal Introduction video

In Japan, the use of a name seal, or Hanko, is a long-standing tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Hanko are typically made of wood, titanium, or other materials, and are engraved with the owner’s name in kanji characters. When it comes to official documents and contracts, a Hanko is used in place […]