The Japanese word for frog is kaeru (traditional Japanese) and furoggu (English loanword). See a list of common frog species and their Japanese translations in the table below.
|Frog (English loanword)|
|Japanese Tree Frog|
Interesting facts about frogs in Japan
Japan has close to 100 different frog species, with some of them, such as Japanese Tree Frog, being poisonous. Frogs are also considered good luck in Japan which is why it used to be common for people to wear a small frog amulet whilst traveling in the hopes that they would return home safely.