Japanese Study

Vocabulary for Tokyo Immigration Office, Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau FAQ

If you are a new resident to Japan – visiting the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau  (東京(とうきょう)入国(にゅうこく)管理(かんり)局(きょく)) / (Tokyo Immigration Office) is likely something that y...

Japanese Learning Goal Tracking Spreadsheet – Goal Setting and Motivation – Upper Beginner Plateau

How can Japanese language students students prevent themselves from being demotivated?   About the author: Sam is a marketing staff at Coto Japanese Academy and is taking Niho...

Top 10 Useful Phrases for Japanese Job Interviews to help you sound more Natural

In the following blog – we will be introducing 10 useful phrases that you can use to sound more natural in Japanese Job Interviews. Japanese Job Interviews can be fun,...

How I Passed the JLPT N2 – Student Testimonial / JLPT Exam Guide

JLPT N2 Exam Guide – Table of Contents: 1. Background 2. Components of the JLPT N2 Exam 3. Kanji 4. Grammar 5. Reading 6. Vocabulary 7. Listening 8. Keigo 9....

Japanese Basic Grammar Guide Part III – Japanese Particles (No, To, Mo, Kara, Made, Ga) の、と、から、まで、が

Japanese Grammar Particles – の、と、から、まで、が of these Japanese particles in use. 5. no – の の Can be used to express possession of an object – the following sentences ...

Speak Japanese like a Native – Natural Japanese Pronunciation – Mistakes to Avoid and Good Habits to Adopt

If you would like to learn to Speak Japanese like a native – there are several things you need.   Listening Practice An Opportunity to Speak with Natives and get...

Top 3 Japanese Flash Card Game Learning Applications in 2018

Memrise MindSnacks Kanji no Owari There are many applications out there to learn Japanese – this guide is a list of the top / best Japanese Flashcard Apps that our...

What does Arigatou mean? – あいうえお Blog! 「あ」

What is the meaning behind Arigatou? 「あ」ありがとう – あいうえお Blog! 日本語はこちらから Hello, everyone! This will be the first in a series of blogs we will call  “AIUEO” Introduct...

Japanese Basic Grammar Guide Part II – Particles (wa, ga, o, ni, de)

Creating longer sentences in Japanese typically involves inserting different kinds of information in between the subject and predicate. Grammatical unites known as “particles...

Basic Japanese Grammar – Basic Sentence Patterns

  Basic Japanese Grammar – Basic Sentence Patterns Cheat Sheet Sentence Structure In this guide to Basic Japanese Grammar – we will explain in broad terms, the mos...

Japanese Essentials: How to Book a Restaurant by Phone?

Tokyo is home to a large number of Michelin starred restaurants but getting a table can be difficult if you haven’t made a reservation in advance.

Japanese Essentials: Days of the Week & Months of the Year

Learning the Japanese days of the week and months of the year is one of the easiest lessons that you will have. Let’s start with the days of the week.