Japanese Essentials: How to Ask Permission?

Knowing how to ask permission in Japanese will make your stay in Japan more enjoyable. Learn a very simple sentence to ask if you can take a picture, borrow a pen or enter somewhere.

Coto November Events Calendar 2017

Autumn is finally here and our Coto November Events calendar is full of fun activities for you to enjoy.

Japanese Essentials: Can I Pay by Credit Card?

Let’s learn this simple phrase to ask if you can pay for an item with a credit card.

Joan: From Newbie in Japan to Working Professional

Coto Student Joan arrived in Japan from Spain with no Japanese knowledge but learned quickly as he started working at a Japanese company.

Coto Halloween Party 2017

We’re very excited to hold our annual Halloween Costume Party! Come join us for food and drink and a chance to show off your best costumes.

Japanese Essentials: Ordering at a Japanese Fast Food Restaurant

In this article we will cover the key words and sentences you need to remember when ordering at a Japanese fast food restaurant.

Coto October Events Calendar 2017

Autumn is just around the corner and our Coto October Events calendar is full of fun activities for you to enjoy.

Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日): A Meaningful Holiday for Everyone

The values behind Respect-for-the-Aged Day are important reminders for all of us. But why?

Japanese Essentials: What Is This Item On The Restaurant Menu?

Once you learn a few basic words, ordering at a Japanese restaurant is not very difficult. This article will cover how to ask for recommendations.

4 questions you must know how to answer in a Japanese job interview

When getting ready for a Japanese job interview, be prepared to answer these 4 key questions to improve your chances of getting the job.

Japanese Essentials: How to Politely Refuse Plastic Bags At the Cashier

Help save the environment by learning this key phrase for how to politely refuse plastic bags at the store.

Japanese Essentials: How to Order Take Out in Japan

In Japan many chain restaurants offer a take out option on their menu. In a country where every one’s busy working, this option is quite convenient. In this article we...