Japanese Learning Resources: Learning Japanese through Video Games

Japan is famous for its video game characters.  From Sonic to Mario to Pokémon – Japanese Video Games have become a global phenomenon that spans multiple generations. It isn&...

20 Apps for Japanese Learning on the Go

Ever imagined yourself being fluent in the Japanese Language? Procrastinating and giving yourself excuses to deter yourself from picking up the language? Then this is the time to s...

AIUEO - Ya (や) – Yamanashi- The Yamanashi Prefecture

日本語はこちら What to eat and drink in Yamanashi? Festivities around Yamanashi Quiz Time!   Hello, everyone! Just when I thought that I had gotten sick of the heat, the blanket......

Let’s learn some Japanese Halloween Vocabulary!

Places/Objects Characters Feelings/Emotions   With Halloween just around the corner, let’s take a look at some Japanese words related to this SPOOKY season. First up, le...

AIUEO – Me (め) – Me (目) – Meaning of Eyes – in Japanese

日本語はこちら Today’s theme is “eyes (目:me)”. Did you know that in Japanese Idioms, the most frequently used word is eye?   Herea re some often used expressions &#...

Events in November 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...

AIUEO – Mu (む) – Muri, 無理 (むり) – Meaning of Muri in Japanese

日本語はこちら What is 無理 (Muri)? 無 (Mu) as a Prefix Other uses of 無 (Mu) What is the meaning of 無理 (Muri)? Muri, put simply, can be translated into English...

Learn Animal Names in Japanese with these drawings

“にゃん~”、 “わんわん”、“げろげろ”。These are Japanese Onomatopoeia called 擬声語 (Giseigo) used to put into words the sounds animals make. But, do you know what the names of these animals are in J...

Mi – Mikan – How to say Mandarin Orange in Japanese

This week Yasuko Hidari will share with us about the culture behind the Mikan -(Mandarin Orange in Japanese) and how your style of eating it can show your personality.

Japanese Basic Grammar Guide Part IV – Verbs

Introduction Dictionary Form ます (Masu) Form て (Te) Form Hello! Today we’ll be taking a look at some Japanese Verbs with illustrations provided by one of our students! Introduction ...

What is the meaning of “Magokoro” in Japanese – AIUEO

What is the Meaning of Magokoro in Japanese? 日本語版はこちら! Magokoro: a true heart – a heart with no deception or a façade – Sincerity. “To put your heart in a......

AIUEO – Ho – Horyu-ji – Famous Japanese Temple in Nara

日本語はこちら Horyu-ji is a temple in Nara that was built around 1,300 years ago. It is said to be the oldest surviving example of wooden architecture (buildings made of wood)......

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