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Understand Better Keigo: Japanese Honorific Prefixes お and ご

Introduction Rules of Japanese Honorific Prefixes Frequent Expressions Japanese Polite Prefixes When learning the Japanese respectful speech called Keigo, the attention is often focused on verbs construction and the social relations between a speaker and a listener. However, Keigo covers more than set expressions and situational examples, and in particular Japanese uses Honorific Prefixes. Most of […]
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An Introduction to Japanese Keigo

Japanese Keigo: Honorific Form, Humble Form, Conjugation & More Whatever the reason you are studying Japanese, we believe you were having fun and you enjoyed writing your first hiragana and katakana. Gradually, you were able to express yourself and to hold a steady casual conversation in Japanese. Well. That was at the beginning. As you […]
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29 Useful Japanese Keigo Phrases to help you out at Work

Learn 29 Japanese Business keigo words to communicate with your Japanese co-workers. If you're working in Japan, this quick list of will be handy.
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New 2022 Japanese Course at Coto Japanese Academy Iidabashi

Intensive Japanese course for beginners and part-time business Japanese course now available at Iidabashi, Tokyo.
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7 Japanese Language Schools in New York City

If you’re living in a mega-metropolis like New York City, you’ll find more Japanese language school options — which can be both a good and bad thing.
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ください (kudasai) and おねがいします (onegaishimasu): What’s The Difference?

What's the difference between kudasai (ください) and onegaishimasu (おねがいします)?
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15 Ways to Say “You” in Japanese

Want to avoid calling your boss darling? Read on to find out more.
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How to Quit Your Job in Japan: Useful Japanese Phrases and the Right Etiquette

What to say and how to do it right when you resign from your company
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5 Ways to End Summer Break Productive

Summer is an essential season in temperate climates. Beach vacations. Pool time. Long days, short nights, sunshine, and school holidays. Summer break is the ideal time for college students to participate in interesting activities that they may not have time to undertake during the school year. How is your summer break going? In Japan, the […]
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Best Online Japanese Lessons

Do you want to learn Japanese but cannot come to Japan due to the pandemic? You can take Online Japanese Lessons with us at Coto Academy anywhere in the world via Zoom. Coto Academy offers easy-to-join online group courses according to your level and desired topics. From Beginner classes to Advanced/Business Japanese classes, you can […]
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Japanese Classes for Working Professionals in Tokyo

Learn while working! A busy work schedule can definitely come between you and your Japanese learning. Working in Tokyo, you might find it difficult to find classes that fit your schedule, and may struggle to fully commit to your studies. No need to worry. We’ve got you covered. At Coto Academy, we have many courses […]
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Part-time Evening Japanese Classes at Tokyo and Yokohama

Have you ever wanted to learn Japanese, but cannot seem to find the right time? Rest assured, our in-person part-time lessons offer a variety of lessons in the evening for busy individuals that have to balance between work and studying. We offer a wide array of levels from beginner to advanced courses that help students […]
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