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Book a Mystery Ski Package in Japanese

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on February 17, 2017

Can you believe we’re already in February? The winter season has well and truly settled in, but for those of you wanting to get out and ski or snowboard, there...

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Valentine’s Day In Japan: Get Around All The Chocolate

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on February 14, 2017

In Japan, Valentine’s Day is all about women giving chocolate to men, a strong tradition going back to the 50s. What’s more, chocolate is given not only to lovers but a...

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Japanese National Holiday: National Foundation Day

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on February 9, 2017

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 ...

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2017 Cherry Blossom Forecast & Hanami!

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on February 8, 2017

Good news everyone! According to the latest update from the Japan Weather Association, the 2017 cherry blossom season is to start on March 25 in Tokyo. We hope you’ll get the...

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Quick Guide: Sumo Wrestling Glossary

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on February 3, 2017

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...

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Japanese Intensive Course Spring Special

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on February 1, 2017

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...

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Coto Events in March 2017

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on January 30, 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...

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6 Japanese Yojijukugo You Should Know

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on January 27, 2017

Do you experience setbacks and frustration while learning Japanese? When you forget to see the progress that you’re making and losing motivation, let go of the grammar and th...

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

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on January 23, 2017

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...

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Nicolas: From Working Holiday Visa to Local Freelance Photographer

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on January 19, 2017

When Nicolas arrived in Japan two years ago, he made a long time dream come true, a dream his wife came to share. He had travelled to Japan before, but became so...

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