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Cultural Events Coto March Events Calendar 2018

Every month we hold cultural and social events for our students and their friends to discover more about Japanese culture, meet new friends and practice Japanese. We are looking fo...

Posted by on February 13, 2018
Hokkaido Prefecture – Putting the “Win in Winter”

Whether its drift ice, onsen, skiing or snow festivals, Hokkaido knows how to do winters.

Gifu Prefecture – Rich with Japanese Traditions

Many symbols of Gifu’s cultural heritage are still present today, including 250-year-old farmhouses and catching fish with aquatic birds!

Osaka Prefecture – Industrious and Spirited

Osaka prefecture is renowned for its spirit and fine food. It’s one of Japan’s two urban (府) prefectures with 33 cities.

Kanagawa Prefecture – So Much to See!

Kanagawa seems to have it all, a little Kyoto, views of Fuji-san, a blue-flag beach, a national park and a thriving capital city!

Coto November Events Calendar 2017

Autumn is finally here and our Coto November Events calendar is full of fun activities for you to enjoy.

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.

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?