Japanese Study

Coto Academy 3 Year Anniversary Special!

At Coto we’re very excited about our upcoming 3rd year anniversary! As a big thank you to all our current and potential new students we are pleased to announce a...

Japanese Essentials: Ordering a Pint or Can of Beer in Japan!

A key language lesson to learn in Japan is how to order beers at a restaurant!

Japanese Essentials: How to Introduce Yourself in Japanese

Learn how to easily and quickly introduce yourself in Japanese in this handy article.

Japanese Essentials: How To Talk About Things You Like

A great way to make a new friend is to share about your interests and things you enjoy. Being able to talk in Japanese about things you like will get...

Japanese Essentials: How to Ask a Question

If you want to know more about the person you’re with, it’s time to learn how to ask a question in Japanese.

Japanese Essentials: Family, and the Japanese Words for Mother and Father

When speaking about family in Japanese, you will not use the same words whether your speaking about your loved ones or about another person’s family members.

Japanese Essentials: How to ask if a place is nearby

Asking for directions in Japanese is very easy and a good way to meet the locals. Follow our handy vocabulary guide to learning how to ask if a place is nearby.

Japanese Essentials: How to Ask Where is Something?

We are continuing our Essential Japanese series with a look at being able to ask where is something. Very similar to English, Japanese language has interrogative words and theyR...

Japanese Essentials: How to Ask For Directions in Japanese

In Japan, streets are not named but have numbers – with the exception of the main roads. Thus, finding your way around the cities can be challenging.

Japanese Essentials: Ask for Something in a Store

Shopping in Japan can be a daunting experience for new language learners. Even if you can read basic hiragana or katakana the different font styles and designs can make reading labels confusing.

Japanese Essentials: Ask a question at a store

So far we’ve learned a few simple phrases on how to ask for an item and how to ask for a price of an item. In this article we’re learn...

Obon: A Japanese Tradition Honoring The Ancestors’ Spirits

The bonodori is a spiritual dance to welcome the spirits. Every region has a local dance and a different music.