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Amelie Nishizawa

Amelie Nishizawa

Amelie arrived in Tokyo from Russia in 2013. After patiently studying Japanese, she joined Coto Language Academy's team in 2015. You can also find her work in French on AmelieMarieInTokyo.com.
Japanese Study

Valentine’s Day In Japan: Get Around All The Chocolate

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on February 14, 2017

In Japan, Valentine’s Day is all about women giving chocolate to men, a strong tradition going back to the 50s. What’s more, chocolate is given not only to lovers but a...

Cultural Events

2017 Cherry Blossom Forecast & Hanami!

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on February 8, 2017

Good news everyone! According to the latest update from the Japan Weather Association, the 2017 cherry blossom season is to start on March 25 in Tokyo. We hope you’ll get the...

Japanese Study

6 Japanese Yojijukugo You Should Know

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on January 27, 2017

Do you experience setbacks and frustration while learning Japanese? When you forget to see the progress that you’re making and losing motivation, let go of the grammar and th...

Student Testimonials

Nicolas: From Working Holiday Visa to Local Freelance Photographer

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on January 19, 2017

When Nicolas arrived in Japan two years ago, he made a long time dream come true, a dream his wife came to share. He had travelled to Japan before, but became so...

Japanese Study

Weird Japanese Word: Can You Read The Air In Japan?

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on November 8, 2016

Ever stumbled across the expression “KY” for kuuki yomenai? This Japanese slang is literally translated as “cannot read the air” and jokingly applied to the...

Japanese Study

Quick Guide: Express Your Emotions in Japanese

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on November 2, 2016

How do you express your emotions in Japanese? If you’re learning Japanese, it’s helpful to know how to let other know what you’re feeling. We’ve gathered a ...

Japanese Study

A Japanese Word for September: Typhoon

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on September 26, 2016

With September coming around, you were relieved to feel the weather cooling down. Or so you believed. As the typhoon season reaches its peak, your perfect kit to go out...

Japanese Study

How to Use your Japanese Air Conditioner Remote

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on September 16, 2016

If you’ve travelled to Japan during the summer, we bet you probably had some difficulty figuring out how your Japanese air conditioner remote works. Picture this scene: you f...

Japanese Study

Quick guide: Japanese words for computers

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on August 19, 2016

How often do you use your computer? If you’re learning Japanese, it’s helpful to know some computer-related vocabulary. These ones are pretty easy since a lot of them c...

Japanese Study

How to go to the doctor in Japan?

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on August 16, 2016

Have you been to the doctor in Japan? Are you afraid not to be able to explain your condition in Japanese? Being sick in Japan is one stressful experience if you are not...

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