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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
A Japanese word for July : natsubate

July’s Japanese word: Natsubate Have you experienced Japanese summer yet? They are very hot and humid! Starting July, temperatures reach such point that you have literally th...

Coto’s events in August

Go for Lunch! Kagurazaka area ランチツアー! 神楽坂 Wednesday, August 5th 12:30-13:50 in Kagurazaka If you like donburi, you will probably love Hitsumabushi. Hitsumabushi is a donburi with t...

Summer(夏) Photo Contest!

Coto’s Summer Photo Contest is BACK! All you have to do to take part is to post a picture of your experience during Summer in Japan and you stand a...

Coto’s coming event in July

Go for Lunch! shabushabu/sukiyaki ランチツアー!しゃぶしゃぶ/すき焼き Have you ever tried Japanese beef (wagyu)? There are many great restaurants around the Iidabashi-Kagurazaka area, lets go for l...

Coto’s coming events! in June 2015

Cooking class 料理クラス Monday, June 8th 12:40-13:55 in Coto Language Academy Oshi-zushi Did you know that there are various different ways to make sushi? These include nigiri-zushi, m...

The Ins-and-Outs of Arigatou, thank you in Japanese

Pay particular attention to the situation for which you have been thanked and you will gradually develop a greater sensitivity to how the expression “thank you” is properly used in Japanese.

Coto’s coming events! in May 2015

Cooking class 料理クラス Wednesday, May 13th 12:40-13:55 in Coto Language Academy Oshi-zushi Did you know that there are various different ways to make sushi? These include nigiri-zushi...

A Japanese word for May: Gogatsu byou

In Japan, a mysterious sickness to a foreign eye appears every year around May. Termed as the May sickness, 五月病(ごがつびょう) is not a specific disease per se, but more a disorder create...

Coto’s Spring 春 photo contest! 2015

Coto’s Spring Photo Contest is FINALLY here! All you have to do to take part is to post a picture of your experience during Springtime in Japan and you stand...

Coto’s Spring 春 photo contest entries!

Coto’s Spring 春 photo contest entries! 1.九段下、千鳥が淵/ Chidorigafuchi, Kudanshita Submitted by Tunimaal, With the sakuras surrounding you, the light breeze that brushes past your...

Skiing & Snowboarding Tour 2015 in Myoko Ikenotaira

Skiing & Snowboarding Tour in Myoko Ikenotaira When one talks about winter in Japan, the topic of skiing is sure to come up! Although Hokkaido is famous for powder snow,...

How to refer to yourself in Japanese.

In Japanese there are three ways to refer to yourself. In this article we will learn how to differentiate between the three methods and which one is best for you to use.