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Life in Japan Autumnal Equinox Day (秋分の日): More Than Just a Change of Seasons

Far from being a new practice, the foundations of Autumnal Equinox Day were actually laid out centuries ago. But, many moons later, are the origins of this holiday still relevant today?

Posted by on September 23, 2017
Coto October Events Calendar 2017

Autumn is just around the corner and our Coto October Events calendar is full of fun activities for you to enjoy. Book our events online or contact us at info@cotoacademy.com. Thur...

Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日): A Meaningful Holiday for Everyone

The values behind Respect-for-the-Aged Day are important reminders for all of us. But why?

Japanese Essentials: Key phrases to know when ordering at a restaurant

Eating out in Japan can be a little intimidating if you can’t read the menu. But fear no more as we have gathered a few key phrases for you to enjoy your meal!

Japanese Essentials: What Is This Item On The Restaurant Menu?

Once you learn a few basic words, ordering at a Japanese restaurant is not very difficult. This article will cover how to ask for recommendations.

4 questions you must know how to answer in a Japanese job interview

When getting ready for a Japanese job interview, be prepared to answer these 4 key questions to improve your chances of getting the job.

Japanese Essentials: How to Politely Refuse Plastic Bags At the Cashier

Help save the environment by learning this key phrase for how to politely refuse plastic bags at the store.

Japanese Essentials: How to Order Take Out in Japan

In Japan many chain restaurants offer a take out option on their menu. In a country where every one’s busy working, this option is quite convenient. In this article we...

Japanese Essentials: Make a purchase in Japanese

Japan is full of many great shopping options. In this article let’s learn how to make a purchase at a clothing store in Japan.

Japanese Essentials: Ask a question at a store

So far we’ve learned a few simple phrases on how to ask for an item and how to ask for a price of an item. In this article we’re learn...

Coto September Events Calendar 2017

Autumn is just around the corner and our Coto September Events calendar is full of fun activities for you to enjoy. Book our events online or contact us at info@cotoacademy.com....

Japanese Essentials: How Much Does This Cost?

How to ask how much something costs in Japanese will greatly help you with your shopping experience in Japan.

Dealing With Mold In Japan During The Rainy Season

Dealing with mold in Japan is a challenge but use these tools and tips to keep the fungus away from your apartment or home.

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