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Life in Japan Labour Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日): Two Holidays in One?

Thanksgiving in Japan isn’t solely connected to the produce of the autumn harvest, it’s also a day of gratitude for the working people of Japan. So, how do these two meanings complement one another?

Posted by on November 22, 2017
Japanese Slang : Dekikon

One of the many ways to become more fluent in a foreign language is to study its slangs. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will sound more...

How to Correctly Use the Japanese Word chotto?

Some frequent word convey different meanings according to the context, and among them, the Japanese word chotto 「ちょっと」is quite a challenge to master. If you are learning Japanese, ...

How to say dating in Japanese? Tsukiau and deeto

We’ve already presented the Japanese slang “nanpa” and “gyakunan” to describe flirting with someone – in particular on the street. This time, le...

Coto’s events in September 2015

Join Local festival and Omikoshi experience in Iidabashi 夏祭り・おみこし体験をしよう! Friday, September 11th 17:00-21:00 in Iidabashi Are you up for the Omikoshi challenge with the locals? The ...

One Week Special Nail Art Course

Learning Japanese is quite captivating isn’t it? Step by step, being able to communicate in a foreign language is really rewarding. We hope you are enjoying your classes! Hav...

Japanese Slang: “nanpa suru”, “gyaku nan suru”

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slang is a funny way to deepen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will sound more like a native speak...

Common Japanese Mistakes: pronouns kare and kanojyo

Japanese personal pronouns are really hard to get for Japanese learners, as in truth, we rarely use them. Not only “I” 「私・watashi」and “you”「あなた・anata」are ha...

Common Japanese mistake: you = anata

Japanese is not always easy to use, especially when it comes to sentence’s subject. A sentence in English always requires a subject, but that is not the case in Japanese. In....

Japanese Slang: Jikochuu 「自己中」

How would you say “ egocentric, selfish, self-centered” in Japanese? Jiko chuu「自己チュー」「自己中」「ジコチュー」! It is a well known fact that Japanese society cares for selflessness and consider...

A Common Mistake in Japanese: ki o tsukete

Have you heard this Japanese expression before? When learning a foreign language, translations can sometimes skip some nuances.  We found out that one of the common mistakes made i...

A Japanese word for August : net tai ya

It is well known that Japanese summer can be unbearably hot and humid, especially during July and August. All day long people will drag themselves from building’s shadow to t...

“I appreciate that!” in Japanese: Tasukarimasu!

Learning Japanese is not always easy, especially when you have to understand some very tricky nuances. When you received help and want to express your gratitude, what should you sa...