5 apps for Kanji Writing

Do you struggle with writing Japanese Kanji?  Can’t seem to grasp how to remember the order of the strokes and positions? Many Japanese learners out there are also feeling th...

I want to pass the JLPT – How can I study with Coto?

In this blog – we will share the different ways that you can study Japanese in order to pass the JLPT with Coto. From online classes to self-study materials, there...

JLPT N3 Grammar – ~てもかまわない (How to say “It doesn’t matter if…” in Japanese)

We have another companion blog for you!  In this entry, we review Nami-sensei’s video above, where she teaches the JLPT N3 Grammar point: ~てもかまわない (~te mo kama wa nai).  Mean...

JLPT N2 Grammar – あげく (How to say “In the end”/”After all~” in Japanese)

Do you know how to say “after all” or “in the end” in Japanese?  In this blog post, we will look at a more advanced Japanese grammar point – JLPT...

Virtual Tour of our Yokohama Location

Are you looking for Japanese classes in Yokohama? Take a virtual tour of our Yokohama school location below! Thanks so much to the folks at Focus Media Japan for the...

Update regarding the Coronavirus Situation in Tokyo – SOE 1/12/2021

School Policy in response to the State of Emergency Dear everyone, Thank you for your continued cooperation and support for Coto. On January 7, 2021, the Government of Japan issued...

JLPT N2 Grammar: How to Say “I did not have the chance to..” | ずじまい

Time for some JLPT N2 grammar.  Today we are looking at the JLPT N2 Grammar point: ずじまい (zujimai). As the title suggests, this grammar point is on the JLPT N2...

FAQ regarding Coto’s preventive measures in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 2020/11 Update

Hi Everyone, In response to the ongoing COVID 19 Situation – we have updated our guidance and safety measures. What is Coto doing in response to the COVID-19 situation? As...

JLPT N3 Grammar – How to Say “Depending on” (niyotte) in Japanese

Have you ever heard the phrase “による” (ni yoru) or “によって” (niyotte) in Japanese conversation?  This is a JLPT N3 Grammar unit that is a very useful way to ex...

Golden Week Intensive Courses (ONLINE) – Japanese Conversation and Business Writing – Apply by 5/1

This year due to COVID-19 we will be offering several online special intensive courses. With a variety of different levels – you can take the opportunity to improve your Japa...

How to ask for a picture with a Maiko or a Geisha – Japan Travel Tip

Kyoto is world famous for its Gion District and the Geisha that work there.  If you would like to take pictures of Geisha or Maiko – there is a polite...