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...

Pokemon Names in Japanese – Learn How to Say Pokemon in Japanese!

Are you a fan of Pokemon/ポケモン?  Have you ever wondered how to say Pokemon names in Japanese? In this article we will look at some Pokemon names in Japanese!  There...

What Does Baka Mean in Japanese – and Why You (Probably) Shouldn’t Use It

Have you ever heard the word “baka” used in Japanese?  Do you know what it means?  If you are an avid anime viewer or you are living in Japan –...

Intermediate Lite Intensive Courses are here!

Our Lite Intensive Course is now available for the Intermediate Level For our full-time working students, it can be hard to take Japanese lessons during the week.  Either you take....

N2 & N3 Mock Exam Course for December 2020 JLPT

Are you taking the JLPT in December 2020?  Do you want to take an online practice exam and go over the answers with a professional teacher? We are launching a...

Japanese Grammar: Using the Passive Voice in Japanese | Passive Verb Conjugation

Did you know that the Japanese language makes far more use of passive language and passive verbs than English?  Read about how to use Japanese passive voice in this article!...

The Best Video Game to Learn Japanese Kanji – Kanji Drop

The best video game to learn Japanese Kanji – Kanji Drop is tetris for Kanji learning with a dictionary and flashcards. You can learn Kanji Kanji Drop – The Best...

Omitting Particles in Japanese – When can you skip Wa, O, Ga, E in Japanese?

Omitting particles in casual spoken Japanese is very common.  But when can you do this – and how should you do it? In this short blog we will show you...