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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.
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A Perfect Japanese Word For August: Kakigori

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on August 15, 2016

Are you wondering how to beat the Japanese summer heat? Indulge yourself with a refreshing kakigori a shaved or crushed ice dessert flavored with syrup and other delicious toping! ...

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The perfect Japanese seasonal words for Summer!

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on June 30, 2016

Say Goodbye to Spring and learn some Japanese seasonal words for Summer! The atmosphere in the air feels different, the level of energy seems livelier than any other seasons. Sunli...

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Welcome to the World of Japanese Onomatopoeia!

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on June 21, 2016

“My stomach went peko peko.” Does the word “peko peko” rings a bell? If you are studying Japanese, you probably would have come across this word as a cute way...

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All About Japanese Calligraphy

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on June 8, 2016

If you are troubled by Kanji study, why don’t you take a break with brush and ink? The Japanese calligraphy is without  doubt a relaxing way to enjoy reviewing ideograms....

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A Japanese Word for June: Tsuyu

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on June 6, 2016

Do you believe an umbrella will just do the trick when the rain starts falling? Well, keep that thought in mind, experience the Japanese Tsuyu and get back to us!...

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The Origins of the Japanese Bento

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on June 2, 2016

The Bento, from Convenience to Love You would be very mistaken to think that a bento – Japanese packed meal, is merely a quickly prepared meal for busy people. In...

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Aizuchi: Active Listening in Japanese Conversation

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on May 30, 2016

To master Japanese conversation, you must learn the art of aizuchi: the way to indicate to the speaker that you are listening with attention. Aizuchi covers all the interjections t...

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An introduction to Japanese punctuation!

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on May 23, 2016

Without punctuation, language is doomed to be ambiguous. And yet, you would be quite surprised to discover that in Japan, punctuation did not exist before the 19th century. Indeed,...

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Being lovey-dovey: sweet words for love in Japanese!

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on May 19, 2016

– They are so love-love! – What are you saying?! – ラブラブだって! – Ah! You mean lovey-dovey! – Lovey… Dovey? Love is everywhere. Or so you would thin...

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Moshi Moshi – Answering the Phone and Japanese Phone Etiquette

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on May 10, 2016

Although our students love having an opportunity to practice their Japanese skills, one of the biggest challenges is always answering the phone. In person conversation is a great w...

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