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Cultural Events What’s Going On In Tokyo: May 22nd ~ May 28th

Each week the Coto Team brings you a selection of exciting events in Tokyo. Learn a skill, experience Japanese culture or dive into the nightlife. Grab this occasion to use Japanes...

Posted by on May 23, 2017
Coto Academy’s Winter Break

What are your plans for the Winter break? Time to close your books, folders and computer for a while for some time with your family and friends, catching-up on sleep...

The Emperor’s Birthday – a Japanese National Holiday

Tomorrow (Friday, December 23) is the Emperor’s Birthday (天皇誕生日) – a Japanese national holiday! The date is determined by the reigning Emperor’s birthdate, Akihit...

Bilingual Improv Comedy in Tokyo

Something people mention when speaking of why they want to experience Japan is the appeal of understanding such a unique culture to their own.

Study Tips to Pass JLPT Level N3

So you’ve worked through most of ‘Minna no Nihongo’. The JLPT levels of N5 or N4 you have gloriously passed, or you have mastered the basic grammar needed to pass...

End Of The Year Party 2016

What a year! Time flies and here we are, preparing Coto Academy’s End Of The Year Party! What sort of year was 2016 for you? We’ve already introduced the custom of cele...

Japanese Intensive Course Year End Christmas Special 2016

Is 2017 the year for Japanese? 2017 is just around the corner, what kind of year will it be for you? If you’re ready to step-up your Japanese skills, our intensive course Yea...

Coto Events in December 2016

We are planning the following events in December 2016. Please send your request for participation to info@cotoacademy.com! Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka Thursday, December 1 Have you ev...

Japanese National Holiday: Labor Thanksgiving Day

Did you know Japan also celebrates a Labor Thanksgiving Day? The Japanese government established this public national holiday in 1948 after the World War II. This holiday, taking p...

Weird Japanese Word: Can You Read The Air In Japan?

Ever stumbled across the expression “KY” for kuuki yomenai? This Japanese slang is literally translated as “cannot read the air” and jokingly applied to the...

Quick Guide: Express Your Emotions in Japanese

How do you express your emotions in Japanese? If you’re learning Japanese, it’s helpful to know how to let other know what you’re feeling. We’ve gathered a ...

Three Japanese Scary Spirits You Should Know About

You cannot travel in Japan without hearing at least a story or two about Japanese scary spirits. Are you aware that indeed, Japan is surrounded by a mythology of ancient...

From Foreign to Home, Inaya’s Working Experience in Japan

Inaya moved to Japan in March 2016 to pursue an exciting work opportunity in the Japanese headquarters of a global manufacturing company. “I have always been the kind of pers...