Coto Events in November 2016

We are planning the following events in November 2016. Please send your request for participation to info@cotoacademy.com! Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka: Shozantei Thursday, November 2n...

Challenge accepted: full-time work + intensive course

When Nicolas got the opportunity to work in Tokyo, he jumped at the chance right away since he had always been very fond of Japan.  “The offer was perfect. I was...

The Japanese Silver Week, a Rare Five-Day Break

You might have heard of the Silver Week (シルバーウィーク), an expression coined in 2009, referring to 3 consecutive Japanese national holidays in early autumn. But did you know that the J...

Coto events in October 2016

We are planning the following events in October. Please send your request for participation to info@cotoacademy.com! Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka Thursday, October 6th 12:30-13:50 Each...

Japanese Grammar: How To Use rashii, mitai and poi?

More than once, a Japanese learner will struggle over some grammar points. Among the tricky suffixes, rashii, mitai and poi have confused our students more than once as they convey...

Coto Events in September 2016

We are planning the following events in September. Please send your request for participation to info@cotoacademy.com! Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka Thursday, September 1st, 12:30-13:50...

Obon, A Japanese Tradition Honoring The Ancestors’ Spirits

Have you heard about the 500 years old Japanese tradition called obon? Very similar to the Western Halloween, this holiday is called the Festival of the Dead and is one...

Modeling Career in a Japanese Agency

Since 2005, Yulia had been travelling back and forth between Russia and Japan for short-term modeling contracts. Back then, she did not imagine she would one day learn Japanese! In...

Summer (夏) Photo Contest 2016!

Summer (夏) Photo Contest 2016! Coto’s Summer Photo Contest is here! Win up to  10,000 yen worth of exciting prizes by uploading the best photo you have taken in this Summer!......

13 Japanese Chopsticks Taboos You Should Know About

Japanese chopsticks taboos. We tell you everything you need to know! We know very well that using Japanese chopsticks is quite a challenge at first. However, with a bit of practice...

Japanese Beautiful Expressions: Ittekimasu, Itterasshai, Tadaima, Okaerinasai

– Ittekimasu! – Itterasshai! … – Tadaima! – Okaeri! If you are in love with Japanese culture, hearing those phrases will make you smile as they symbol...

Coto events in August 2016: a Promising Beer Garden!

Coto events in August are so exciting! Lunch Tour, a Beer Garden Party, two Japanese cooking classes, Calligraphy class and… a Sumie class for you to discover Japanese cultur...