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AEIOU - Staff / Teachers Blog AIUEO – Tsu – Tsui Tsui – “ついつい” in Japanese

日本語こちら Would it be strange if I said I   (“couldn’t help but study?”) “ついつい勉強してしまう” When you “couldn’t help yourself” – ついつい &...

Posted by on June 22, 2018
Business Japanese Phrase for Work: Otsukaresama desu!

Otsukaresama desu is a key phrase that you will need to master if you plan to work in a Japanese office.

How to Prepare For a Japanese Job Interview?

If you’ve been dreaming of working in Japan, and you’ve finally received a job interview proposition now it is time to learn how to prepare for a Japanese job interview...

Coto’s events in April 2016: hanami, sushi & calligraphy!

We are planning the following events in April 2016. Please send your request for participation to info@cotoacademy.com Ohanami party in Kitanomaru park お花見パーティin 北の丸公園 Sunday April...

Discover the top of Japanese names

Did you know that Japan has about 100,000 family names and probably as many given names? Thanks to the wonders of ideograms, Japanese names are quite interesting to learn. They are...

How to take a bath in a Japanese sento

In February, we visited beautiful 銭湯(せんとう) (public baths) with our students. Have you ever been to one? Do you know the manners to follow when taking a bath in a Japanese sento?......

The hinamatsuri, the dolls’ and girls’ day!

On March the 3rd, Japanese people celebrate the hinamatsuri, a special day on which are displayed beautiful dolls, representing the Emperor’s court. In Japan, dolls are belie...

Everything you need to know about Japanese cherry blossom: sakura

In the Japanese culture, one very important theme is the seasons and the flowers symbolizing the passage of time. Among them, one kind is particularly iconic, capturing the attenti...

Douzo o saki ni: Japanese etiquette

Travelling abroad forces us to reconsider our manners and to think about the other culture’s rules. For many expatriates in Japan adapting to the local culture is not always ...

Coto’s events in March 2016

We are planning the following events in March 2016. Please send your request for participation to info@cotoacademy.com Special Cooking Class〜 Nigiri-Sushi 特別料理クラス にぎりずし Tuesday, Ma...

Discover Japan by train! Seishun 18 Kippu

Do you have plans for the next spring in Japan? Do you like travelling by train? If you are staying in Japan for a few months and you want to...

Employed as IT engineer in Japan after 6 months

This time we interviewed Fabrice who came to Japan from France with a working holiday visa and got a job at a major IT company in Japan after taking a 6-month course.

How to open a bank account in Japan!

Everything is ready and you are good to go live your dream in Tokyo. And at you arrival… You are wondering how to open a bank account in Japan! The...