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...

4 Essential Skills For Conducting Business in Japanese

Have you ever worked in a Japanese speaking work environment? Or Do you want to get a job in a Japanese speaking business? The following four points outline four aptitudes...

Study Japanese in Tokyo – Coto student profile #1 Andrew F

In our first interview series we talk to Andrew Freeling from America about what it’s like to study Japanese in a classroom compared to studying by himself online.

Japanese Sake Brewery Tour

Do you know how 日本酒 -nihon-shu (Japanese rice wine, or sake) is made? The basic ingredients are rice and water.Various types of sake are created based on the quality of...