How to say ‘thank you’ in Japanese

Claudine Zap
Claudine Zap
The Upshot

The tsunami and earthquake displaced thousands of people from northeastern Japan. But the world stepped up to help. Through Yahoo!, $7.3 million in donations poured in. And now Japan has a message: Arigato. Merci. Thank you.

In the video, 500 children from the tsunami-ravaged area sing songs and hold up message boards with the words "thank you" in multiple languages.