Japanese Expression: How to use the Phrase “Muri Shinai De”

What does “Muri Shinai De” Mean? When can I use it? In Daily Contexts…   What does “Muri Shinai De” Mean? Japanese people have at heart to care f...

Understanding the Japanese Word: 改善 (かいぜん/Kaizen)

Do you know the Japanese word Kaizen? It means improvement. For example, the word is synonymous with quality control at a car assembly line.  The concept is widely adopted not...

CotoJapanese Academy’s event in February, March and April 2015

We are planning the following events in February, March and April. Please send your request for participation to info@cotoacademy.com Norimaki Cooking Class 飾り巻を作ろう! Wednesday, Feb...

スクール管理運営スタッフ・日本語教師募集

Coto Language Academyではスクール管理運営スタッフ・日本語教師を募集しています。ご興味ある方は是非ご応募ください。 当校では”Be Unique, Have fun Globally”というミッションのもと、日本で暮らす海外の方がより自分らしくより豊かな生活ができるよう、日々の生活や仕事にすぐに役立つ、会話力アップ...

Get a job in Japan – After finishing graduate school #6 Liu from China

Ms. Liu graduated from graduate school in September 2014, and she has found a job at a major Japanese company. This time we ask what are the secrets to her success in improving her conversation skills and finding a job in Japan.

Getting to Know the Japanese New Year

Unlike China and Korea, which still follow the old calendar, Japan celebrates New Year according to the the modern calendar. The celebration is considered to be a more important ev...

Coto Japanese Academy Year-end Party! 2014

(日本語はギャラリーの下をご覧ください) What kind of year was 2014 to everyone? 「みなさんにとって2014年はどんな年でしたか?」 With that question, our first year-end party as Coto Japanese Academy began. The venue this t...

Saying Goodbye in Japanese: Can it only be さよなら (Sayonara)?

Using さよなら (Sayonara) to express Farewell Casual Conversations In Formal Context… Not meeting for a while… Using さよなら (Sayonara) to express Farewell One of the first wo...

Coto Japanese Academy’s events in January and February 2015

We are planning many events for 2015. Here are ones that have already been scheduled. If you are interested, by all means please keep your schedule open!

Autumn Hiking Tour ー Mt. Sekirozan in Kanagawa

Do you all like mountain climbing? Have you ever been hiking in Japan? Every spring and fall, we at Coto Japanese Academy arrange day-trip hiking tours to various mountains in...

Ikebana Experience in Koishikawa Korakuen

Ikebana (the art of flower arrangement) is very well known as one of the traditions of Japanese culture. Have you ever experienced it? There are many ikebana schools, but among...

Counting Numbers in Japanese

Numbers from 1 to 10,000 Above 100,000 Over 100,000,000   Japanese Numbers are fairly simple. It advances on a base ten system, so you’ll be able to use the numbers...