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Student Testimonials Student Story – Caleb – Day Trader

What brought you to Japan originally? I first came to japan when I was transferred with work in 1997 – My first time to Japan I lived here for three...

Posted by on May 25, 2018
AIUEO Blog “Senpai”

Learn about the word Senpai and its meaning in Japanese and English in this latest A-I-U-E-O Learning Blog.

Events in June 2018

Japanese Every month we hold cultural and social events for our students and their friends to discover more about Japanese culture, meet new friends and practice Japanese. We are l...

Elissa – Student Story – Japanese Beginner Intensive Course

What brought you to study Japanese in Japan? I am half-japanese and grew up in America.  I recently moved back to Japan to reconnect with my Japanese roots – I...

AIUEO Learning Blog – Su – Suki koso monono jozu nare

This blog teaches us a popular Japanese Proverb – Su – “Suki koso monono jozu nare (What one likes, one will do well).” 好きこそものの上手なれ

Children’s Day (こどもの日): All About this “Double Fifth” Holiday

With a history of almost 1300 years in Japan, we explore the origins of Children’s Day, its connections to China, and some of its most revered traditions.

Greenery Day (みどりの日): It’s Green and Blue

Celebrated annually on 4th May, this relatively young is linked to one of Japan’s youngest colours.

Constitution Memorial Day (憲法記念日): A Day to Dedicated to Peace

On 3rd May 1947 the Constitution of Japan, also known as the “Peace Constitution” was signed, and this date has been a national holiday ever since.

Showa Day (昭和の日): Remembering History, and Why It’s Important

The intention of Showa Day is to encourage reflection upon the years 1929-1989, otherwise known as the Showa Era – an intense time in Japan.

Shi – Shitaka Ga Nai, Shoganai – What to do when it can’t be helped.

「しかた(が)ない、しょうがない」、 Shikata ga nai, shouganai There’s nothing you can do. / It can’t be helped. 日本語 In any language – there are important popular phrases that can ...

Nicole L – Student Testimonial – Beginner 5

Can you tell us about yourself and how long you have been studying at Coto? I’m from Malaysia and have been studying at Coto since January 2018.  I will be...

Bento Chat Hour – Speaking Practice Events in May

Looking for a way to practice Speaking Japanese in Tokyo? Bento Chat Hour is perfect for you!

Daryl: Improving Business Japanese to communicate with clients

In this blog – we ask Daryl, an attorney and intermediate Japanese language learner about his experience with our Business Japanese Course

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