I’m in Japan and I want to talk more with my coworkers, but I’m not sure how to start conversations/small talk. I know the weather is fair game, but what else is ok to ask about?
I’ve gotten the impression that asking about someone’s day or weekend is weird. I know people don’t use お元気ですか like we do “How are you?”
I know of course about talking about whatever once you know someone better, but at this point, I don’t have anything specific to talk about and just want a way to chat.