Languages › Japanese The Japanese Word Renraku Share Flipboard Email Print Rights-managed / Getty Images Japanese Essential Japanese Vocabulary History & Culture Japanese Grammar By Namiko Abe Japanese Language Expert B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. our editorial process Namiko Abe Updated January 30, 2019 Renraku is a common Japanese word that means "contact", "communication", "correspondence", or "connection". Renraku is pronounced "ren-rah-koo". Japanese Characters 連絡 (れんらく) Example Masao kara wa mada nan no renraku mo nai.正夫からはまだ何の連絡もない。 Translation: There is still no contact from Masao.