Yes in Japanese
How to say "Yes" in Japanese
The basic word for "Yes" in Japanese is はい (hai):
In Japan, it's very common to hear the phrase そうですね (sō desu ne). It's another way of saying "yes" when acknowledging or agreeing.
There are also informal ways to agree with someone:
If you want to give some emphasis when you are agreeing with somebody, you can use these phrases:
はい (hai) is also used in Japan as a polite term of acknowledgement.