Coto Events in April 2017

We are planning the following events in April 2017. Please send your request for participation to info@cotoacademy.com! Ohanami party in Kitanomaru park Sunday, April 2 Let’s enjoy...

Japanese National Holiday: National Foundation Day

The National Foundation Day, 建国記念(けんこくきねん)の日(ひ), is a Japanese national holiday celebrated on February 11. This day marks the founding of the nation and the accession of the first ...

Quick Guide: Sumo Wrestling Glossary

Every year on the first Sunday of February, our students and the Coto Academy team get the chance to witness the annual Sumo Grand Tournament in Kokugikan, Tokyo’s indoor sta...

Japanese Intensive Course Spring Special

Spring is in the air! Spring in Japan means cherry blossoms, ohanami, sakura flavoured snacks and festivals. What kind of spring will it be for you? If you’re ready to develo...

Coto Events in March 2017

We are planning the following events in March 2017. Please send your request for participation to info@cotoacademy.com! Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka Thursday, March 9 Have you ever bee...

Great snow, friendly people & relaxing onsen, why not ski with us in Niigata?

Did you know Niigata prefecture is famous for being the birthplace of skiing in Japan? Very easy to get to from Tokyo, the region is extremely popular for short skiing and...

How Mathieu Landed a Job in Japan

Mathieu moved to Japan in December 2015 to settle down with his Japanese wife. In France, he ran his own IT company providing customer support services. He chose to leave it all be...

Coto Events in February 2017

We are planning the following events in February 2017. Please send your request for participation to info@cotoacademy.com! Japanese Ink Painting Class Wednesday, February 1 Take a ...

Coto Events in January 2017

We are planning the following events in January 2017. Please send your request for participation to info@cotoacademy.com! Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka Thursday, January 12 Have you eve...

And Japan’s Buzzword of 2016 is kamitteru!

Every year, Jiyukokuminsha publishing house, known for its annual book of slang, hold a buzzwords competition capturing social, political and entertainment trends of the year. The ...

Coto Academy’s Winter Break

What are your plans for the Winter break? Time to close your books, folders and computer for a while for some time with your family and friends, catching-up on sleep...

The Emperor’s Birthday – a Japanese National Holiday

Tomorrow (Friday, December 23) is the Emperor’s Birthday (天皇誕生日) – a Japanese national holiday! The date is determined by the reigning Emperor’s birthdate, Akihit...