Japanese slang tame

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to widen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will also...

Japanese Slang: ダメもと (Damemoto)

What’s ダメもと (Damemoto)? Conversational Uses… When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to widen your vocabulary. Not only will you...

Japanese Slang: ガチ (Gachi)

What is ガチ/”Gachi”? Using Japanese Slang When you are learning a foreign language, studying slang is an easy and fun way to deepen your vocabulary. Not only will you sp...

A Japanese word for October: Koromogae

In Japan, the rather sudden change of seasons has lead to a very interesting custom called koromogae 「衣替え」: to change one’s wardrobe seasonally. The tradition began when all ...

Participating in the 6-month intensive course, while working at a law firm – Collin

Colin is from the United States, and this is his fourth year in Japan. He decided to take the 6 months intensive course in order to obtain the position he seeks.

Understanding Omotenashi: Uncovering the Key to Japanese Hospitality

Omotenashi is all about offering the best service without the expectation of a reward

Coto’s events in October 2015

This is an older post – to see our upcoming monthly events – click here Monthly Events Go for Lunch! Kagurazaka area ランチツアー! 神楽坂 Wednesday, October 7th  12:30-13:50 in Kagurazaka I...

Japanese Essentials: Sending a Postal Package in Japan

Sending something abroad… Sample Dialogue Vocabulary & Useful Phrases   Sending something abroad… Many challenges await expatriates in Japan. The small actions...

Japanese Slang: チンする (Chin Suru), The Sound of a Microwave?

Microwaving your Bento/Food What did it Originate from? Using it in Casual Conversations   Microwaving your Bento/Food Do you often buy prepared meal to warm up with a microwa...

Japanese slang otsubone

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to deepen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will sound more like a nati...

Let’s learn how to use the Japanese Word: ぶり (Buri)!

Useful Expressions In a Conversational Setting… How about Hisashiburi (久しぶり/ひさしぶり)? Useful Expressions Expressing the passing time in a foreign language can be quite tricky. ...

Japanese Slang: Hamaru

Who has never gone crazy over a new video game, an anime or a new phone? Like children, we can easily be absorbed by an exciting new item or activity. We unknowingly...