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Life in Japan Starting a Business in Japan – Tokyo Start-up Guide (Important Links)

Are you interested in starting a business in Japan?  Is your dream to move to Tokyo and open a restaurant, shop, or an internet start-up? After several of our students...

Posted by on August 16, 2019
Japanese Clothing Vocabulary – Key words to know

Japanese fashion is popular worldwide. Many people visit Japan just to experience the unique culture of its clothing. If you plan on visiting Japan and experiencing its fashions, y...

Learning Hiragana – Hiragana Chart, Practice Sheets, Apps, and Online Quiz

In this blog we share our own PDF Hiragana practice sheets, as well as links to some popular apps for learning Hiragana For those interested in learning the basics of...

Japan Train JR Travel Hack | The Ultimate Ticket – Seishun 18 Kippu

What do you think is the cheapest way to travel in Japan? JR pass? Nope. IC card? Nope. I know you have read tons of “travel tips” articles that introduce...

Finding English Movies in Japan / how to book a movie ticket online for Movies in Tokyo

If you are living in Tokyo you will probably want to visit a movie theater at some point.  This can be frustrating.  Many of our students have asked us –...

Ways to Beat the summer heat in Japan – Tokyo Public Waterpark and Tips

Summer is officially here in Japan and we have officially entered the hottest period in the year – which happens just after the rainy “梅雨” season.  While enjoying...

How to Speak Japanese when you don’t live in Japan

Although there are over 100,000,000 native Japanese speakers – 98% of them live inside Japan. This means that if you want to learn to speak Japanese – moving to Japan.....

Living in Japan as a Japanese Language Student – Quickstart Guide

From finding accommodation to signing up for an internet plan – this blog will give a list of helpful articles that will help make your stay in Tokyo easy. At...

Survival Japanese Crash Course – Getting started with Japanese in Tokyo

Have you just moved to Tokyo?  Are you ready to get started learning Japanese?  Choosing a Japanese language course to start learning Japanese can be confusing.  In this article we...

How many hours does it take to pass the JLPT – Illustrated Guide

Learn how many hours of study it will take you to pass each level of the JLPT. This illustrated guide compares how many hours of Japanese study per JLPT level. Did you know that it takes just as long to pass the N2 as it does to become a certified public accountant in the US?

How to conjugate Te-Form in Japanese – Handy Illustrated Guide to Japanese Verbs

Knowing how to conjugate te versions of dictionary verbs is very important.  They are widely used in spoken Japanese and you must understand them in order to become fluent.  ...

Public Holidays in Japan / Japanese National Holidays – 2019 & 2020 Schedule

As of 2019 – there are 16 types of official national holidays in Japan, making up a total number 18 public holidays. This means that there are 18 three-day weekends...

Asking for Permission to Marry in Japanese 

when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Are you engaged in a relationship with a Japanese lady and are planning to marry her? In Japan, it is important culturally...

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