Japanese Numbers : How to count?

Japanese Numbers are fairly simple. It advances on a base ten system, so you’ll be able to use the numbers by learning 1-10 and then learning expressions for the digits...

How to translate Japanese word, Ganbatte! Ganbaru! in English?

Article written by our contributor Jason Cohen. He has a master’s degree in Japanese language and worked in a variety of unique fields as a multi-cultural consultant and as a translator. Jason will explain to us the differences between Japanese and English in his point of view.

Harvest and BBQ tour – Visiting an Organic farm in Chiba

Harvest and BBQ tour – Visiting an Organic farm in Chiba Growing and selling of organic vegetables as “safe edible vegetables” has lately become very popular in J...

Monja Yakatabune Cruise on Tokyo Bay

Have you seen those boats that look like houseboats floating on the Sumida River or Tokyo Bay? In Japanese they are called “屋形船 yakatabune.” The kanji characters mean a...

Study Japanese in Japan #5 Ajay

In our fifth interview, we asked Mr.Ajay, who came to Japan in January 2014 and took the Coto intensive course for four months, about his improvements in Japanese and how his everyday life has changed.

Join Local Japanese Festival in Iidabashi!

Join Local Japanese Festival in Iidabashi! Summer in Japan means festival time! A street normally filled with the coming and going of cars and people is closed off just for...

Study Japanese in Tokyo: Coto student profile #2 Nadine

This time we talked to Nadine from Belgium who has worked in Japan for five years, and who is now married and has a seven month old baby with a Japanese man. We asked how she managed her time studying Japanese and how improving her Japanese completely revolutionized her life in Japan.

Study Japanese in Japan #4 Erika

Erika came to Japan from Peru in 2003 and has since been studying Japanese while working and trying to advance her career. We asked her how her Japanese has developed since she started lessons with Coto (formerly ILS).

How to use Wakarimasen vs. Shirimasen

Did you know that both “wakarimasen” or “shirimasen” can be used to say “I don’t know” depending on the situation? Take a look at the exam...

Study Japanese in Tokyo – Coto Student profile #3 Sven

As part of our new series of interviews with students, we talk with Sven from Germany about the difference of studying Japanese in Germany and in Japan.

Coto’s Beer Garden Party! + Practice Japanese!

How have you been spending the hot summer in Japan? At Coto Language Academy, continuing from last year, we powerfully beat back the summer heat with a beer garden! This...

Find The Perfect Accommodation For Your Stay

At Coto Academy, we care to help you enjoy your experience studying Japanese! If you’re looking for an accommodation during your time with us, we’d be happy to recommen...