訳ではない – How to Say “It’s Not Necessarily the Case that…” in Japanese

Have you ever heard the Japanese phrase “そんな訳じゃない” or “そういう訳ではないんです“?  This is a very common Japanese phrase that can be used in a number of different circu...

Improve your Career in Japan – Evening Business Japanese Course

Improve your career opportunities in Japan with this NEW Evening Business Japanese Course Are you already working in Japan?  Do you want to improve your business Japanese communica...

JLPT N4 Grammar: How to Use the Grammar Point までに (made ni)

If you have been studying Japanese for a while now – you are probably familiar with から and まで.  But do you know how to use “made ni” (までに)? Unless......

Conversational Japanese: What is Aizuchi? 相槌 – Conversational Interjections

Are you looking to improve your Japanese conversations?  One of the most important aspects of conversational Japanese is 相槌 (aizuchi)/相槌を打つ (aizuchi o utsu).  But what is Aizuchi? ...

Omoshiroi – 面白い – How to say “fun”, “funny” or interesting in Japanese

Omoshiroi is a Japanese word that means many things. Omoshiroi can be used to say that something is “Interesting, Amusing, Fascinating, Funny, Enjoyable, Entertaining, Fun...

O Genki Desu Ka – What does it mean in Japanese?

O genki desu ka is a phrase in Japanese that means “How are you?” If you have been learning Japanese for any amount of time – you have likely heard...

What is your name in Japanese? – Name Generator, Katakana Chart

How to say What is your name in Japanese In Japanese to ask someone their name – or to say, “What is your name?”  – you can say お名前は何ですか? Onamae......

How to say “Because” in Japanese – Kara, No de

In Japanese there are several ways to say the word “Because”,  today we will focus on two of them – “No de” and “Kara” から ので How to use Ka...

5 tips for Learning Japanese

Are you learning Japanese?  Are you looking for ways to help you learn?  In this blog we will share some of our tried and true strategies for helping you to...

How to Use こと in Japanese | 4 Different Uses of This Japanese Word

Do you know how to use the Japanese word こと (koto)?  Maybe you have seen the word used in a textbook for the JLPT – or you may have heard...

Yokohama is offering a Free Trial Lesson!

Our Yokohama Japanese language school is now offering a free trial lesson to all new students for a limited time! Free trial lesson available until April 20th 2021 For a...

Best Free Japanese Verb Dictionaries – Links and List

Looking for Japanese verb dictionaries? In this blog we will link to several free Japanese verb dictionaries that you can use to learn Japanese. Special thanks to the National Inst...