Happy Birthday in Japanese: How to Say it, and How to Celebrate!

two Asian children kissing their grandfather, who is wearing a birthday hat and holding up a birthday cake, wishing him a happy birthday, with confetti falling in the foreground

Ever wondered what to do when celebrating your birthday in Japan? Or how the Japanese celebrate birthdays? Or most importantly – how to say ‘happy birthday’ in Japanese? We’ve got you covered! Up until the 1950s, celebrating birthdays in Japan was not customary. In fact, they considered every new year a common birthday for everyone! … Read more