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Life in Japan Tokyo Prefecture – Small but Mighty

Tokyo Prefecture is the third smallest prefecture in Japan, consisting of 23 special wards, all of which are governed like cities.

Posted by on October 18, 2017
Japanese Essentials: Can I Pay by Credit Card?

Let’s learn this simple phrase to ask if you can pay for an item with a credit card.

Sports and Health Day (体育の日): A Reminder of What’s Important

Sports and Health Day in Japan is more closely associated with exercise, the community and healthy-eating, but is there anything else we should pay attention to?

Joan: From Newbie in Japan to Working Professional

Coto Student Joan arrived in Japan from Spain with no Japanese knowledge but learned quickly as he started working at a Japanese company.

Coto Halloween Party 2017

We’re very excited to hold our annual Halloween Costume Party! Come join us for food and drink and a chance to show off your best costumes.

Japanese Essentials: Ordering at a Japanese Fast Food Restaurant

In this article we will cover the key words and sentences you need to remember when ordering at a Japanese fast food restaurant.

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?

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.

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.

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