Are you new to Coto? Get 10 Speaking Practice Sessions online for less than $5 each!

Are you thinking about Online Japanese lessons? At Coto we are offering a welcome package to new students for a limited time. One of the hardest parts of learning Japanese...

Online Japanese Speaking Sessions now Available

Speak Japanese freely with a native speaker with Coto’s Online Speaking sessions. Are you looking for a way to practice speaking Japanese online? We are excited to announce t...

JLPT N4 Grammar – ~たばかり

The JLPT N4 has many grammar points that are extremely useful for daily conversation. In addition to studying for a test, you are also adding to your Japanese language toolbox...

How to Say “I Wish”/”I Want” In Japanese – Using 欲しい

Are you learning Japanese and want to know how to express sentiments like “I wish”? In learning or speaking any language, being able to express yourself and your own wi...

Important Coronavirus Vocabulary in Japanese

Many of you guys have requested a “cheat sheet” in Japanese for how to talk about the coronavirus – and what key vocabulary you need to know to understand news...

FAQ about Our Online Japanese Lessons during COVID-19

Many of our students have asked us about how to take Japanese lessons with our Online lesson system. We wanted to share this blog as a way to answer some...

How to Say “During”, “While” in Japanese – JLPT N4 Grammar: 間に

Contents: How to use 間に Example: Verbs Example: Nouns Example: な-adjectives Continuous actions? Sometimes when speaking in Japanese to your friends or peers at work, you may want t...

JLPT N3 Grammar Point: ~ppanashi (〜っぱなし)

Have you ever heard this phrase in a Japanese sentence before, but didn’t know what it meant: 何々っぱなし〜?   Maybe you were able to catch the general meaning or implication, but....

Making Flashcards for Japanese TV Shows – Netflix recommendations for Learning Japanese

Many of our students will be studying remotely and worldwide – many Japanese learners are stuck at home. In this blog, we want to introduce a great way to get...

5% Discount – No Registration Fee for US Military Families

We at Coto Japanese Academy would like to show our commitment to service members of the United State’s armed forces. That’s why for a limited time we are offering a...

COVID 19 Announcement – Closure of School 4/6-4/11 – All lessons will be remote

Dear Coto Students, Thank you for your continued support in choosing to study with us. Due to the increased number of Covid-19 cases in the Tokyo area – we will...

Life in Japan: How to Order Coffee in Japanese

For most people in Japan, coffee is an essential part of daily life. Japan takes their coffee game rather seriously, however ordering coffee in a foreign language can be intimidati...