Coto Japanese Academy Year End Party 2018!

Come join us for our Year End Party! 2018 has been a great year for Coto and we want to celebrate with you! What: Coto Year End Party When: Saturday,...

Bravery in Japanese! AIUEO - Yu (ゆ) – 勇気 (Yuuki)

How to Say “Bravery” in Japanese – Bravery in the Face of Adversary 日本語をこちら In the face of Adversity More Examples! Why be Brave? Speaking another Language In the...

Top 20 Best Apps for Learning Japanese

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 - Mo (も) – Mottainai- Meaning of Mottainai in Japanese

日本語はこちら Mottainai (勿体無い) is a phrase that is deeply ingrained into the Japanese culture. This is especially so when the Japanese take recycling and sorting their trash so seriously...

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? Frequently used Expressions In a Conversation ...

Events in November 2018

This is an older post – to see our upcoming monthly events – click here Monthly Events   Every month we hold cultural and social events for our students and...

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 ...