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Life in Japan Plastic Bags in Japan – マイバッグ | Eco-friendly Grocery Shopping in Japan

In the above video, Akiko-sensei explains to us the recent change in Japan’s policy regarding plastic bags. She also explains how to interact with store clerks in Japanese ab...

Posted by on September 14, 2020
When to omit (leave out) words in Japanese?

In Japanese conversation certain parts of Japanese sentences can be left out. Just like English – certain situations will change the way that you communicate. If you are spea...

Baby names that work in Both Japanese and English

Are you having a baby in Japan? Choosing a name can be hard. You don’t want to have to have a Japanese only name – but most English names don’t...

How to Use a Japanese ATM – Kanji and Vocab for Using an ATM in Japanese – FULL GUIDE

Japanese ATMs can be difficult and confusing to operate in Japanese! Although some ATMs have English options available, many do not. So if you have already opened a Japanese bank.....

Passing the JLPT N5 – Study Tips and Guide

Do you want to know how to pass the JLPT N5? Are you starting Japanese from zero as a complete beginner? This guide will give you information about: What is...

How to Say “Only”/”Just” in Japanese – Dake, Shika-nai, Bakari – What’s the Difference?

The Japanese language can have many different expressions for one english word – and vice versa. How to say “Only” or “just” in Japanese is a good exa...

Sushi in Japan – Sushi Names and Ordering Sushi in Japanese!

Sushi is a landmark food in Japan and Japanese culture. For centuries, the people of Japan have eaten raw fish in various forms. Today, sushi is a popular Japanese dish...

JLPT N2 Grammar – How to Say Something is Very Hard to Do Using がたい

In Japanese conversation, you may have heard the expression 〜にくい to describe when something is hard to do. However, in this blog we will introduce another way to express this......

Japanese Language Lessons in Tokyo, Yokohama, and Online – 2020 Update – FAQ

Many of our students have questions about what types of Japanese lessons we have available at our Tokyo and Yokohama locations – as well as what types of lessons we...

UPDATE: Japan Travel Ban: When Can I Re-enter Japan?

Update as of July 30, 2020 From MOFA We will be updating this as more information is released – 8/19/2020 According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, as...

Online Group Speaking Practice Lessons – Now Available for a limited time.

This Summer – Step-up your Japanese Speaking. Online Group Practice Lessons  August 11th – 31st​ Online Practice Lessons in small groups  to Review and I...

New “Lite Intensive” Evening Courses are now here!

What is a “Lite Intensive Course”? A Lite Intensive course is   2 Days Per Week (A total of 4x 50 minute sessions) A linear course format (Our current part-ti...

ONLINE JLPT Courses are now available for US Time Zones

Are you looking for online lessons to prepare for the JLPT N3, N2, or N1? We are very happy to announce that we are now offering additional schedules that fit...

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