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The most commonly cited one is Konnichiwa, but knowing that is time specific, can it be used generically in all hours of the day as a "hello" instead of a specific "good afternoon"? Ohayou and Konbanwa doesn't seem to hold the same nuance to me as a standard greeting and more of greeting your coworkers or friends in the morning/evening.

Any generic greetings like these informal greetings such as 'domo' or 'osu' or 'ya/yo'?

  • Why not say 初めて – Tom Kelly Dec 2 '18 at 14:59
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    ^ You mean 「初めまして」? – Chocolate Dec 2 '18 at 15:01
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Domo and yo works (osu sounds weird unless you are both in a martial arts club. Ya as an informal greeting is archaic). You can also use ou.

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