Japanese Study

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.

Obon, A Japanese Tradition Honoring The Ancestors’ Spirits

The bonodori is a spiritual dance to welcome the spirits. Every region has a local dance and a different music.

Japanese Essentials: Ask for Something in a Store

Shopping in Japan can be a daunting experience for new language learners. Even if you can read basic hiragana or katakana the different font styles and designs can make reading...

Japanese Essentials: How to Ask For Directions in Japanese

In Japan, streets are not named but have numbers – with the exception of the main roads. Thus, finding your way around the cities can be challenging.

Japanese Essentials: How to Ask Where Something Is?

We are continuing our Essential Japanese series with a look at being able to ask where something is. Very similar to English, Japanese language has interrogative words and theyR...

Japanese Essentials: How to ask if a place is nearby

Asking for directions in Japanese is very easy and a good way to meet the locals. Follow our handy vocabulary guide to learning how to ask if a place is nearby.

Japanese Essentials: Talk About Family

When speaking about family in Japanese, you will not use the same words whether your speaking about your loved ones or about another person’s family members.

Japanese Essentials: How to Ask a Question

Thanks to our previous article, you know now how to introduce yourself properly! If you want to know more about the person you’re with, it’s time to learn how to...

Japanese Essentials: How to Introduce Yourself

Learn how to easily and quickly introduce yourself in Japanese in this handy article.

Japanese Essentials: How To Talk About Things You Like

A great way to make a new friend is to share about your interests and things you enjoy. Being able to talk in Japanese about things you like will get...

Survival Japanese: Ordering A Beer!

A key language lesson to learn in Japan is how to order beers at a restaurant!

Coto Academy 3 Year Anniversary Special!

At Coto we’re very excited about our upcoming 3rd year anniversary! As a big thank you to all our current and potential new students we are pleased to announce a...

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