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Life in Japan History of Tea Ceremony – 5Ws 1H answered!

The traditional Japanese tea ceremony (茶道, sadō or chadō, lit. “the way of tea” or 茶の湯, chanoyu. “hot-water tea”) has its history rooted in the principles o...

Posted by on January 22, 2020
Most Popular Japanese Surnames – Meanings, History, Illustrated Guide

Did you know that not until the Meiji era (1868 – 1912), ordinary Japanese men and women did not have any surnames? Today, Japan has a shockingly high number of...

U-verb ー Verb Conjugation List with illustrations Part 1

In Japanese, what are U-verbs? Are they the same as Ru-verbs? In this blog, we will be talking about the difference between Japanese U and Ru verbs.  As well as...

Kanji Practice Worksheet Free Download: JLPT N5 Kanji Unit 5 Direction – PDF

Learning and practicing your Kanji? Do you know how to describe and write the position of something in Japanese using directions? We have a new unit for you! This is...

Learning to write in Japanese – Tools, Apps & Websites – List of Links

Do you want to learn to type written Japanese?  Are you looking for apps – websites and other tools that will improve your Japanese writing composition skill?  You may never....

Kanji Practice Worksheet Free Download: JLPT N5 Kanji Unit 4 Nature ー PDF

JLPT N5 Kanji Printable Practice Worksheet now for free download Have you enjoyed all the series so far?😁 This is the fourth in a series of free Kanji writing practice...

20 Must Know Grammar Points for the JLPT N2!

Are you preparing for JLPT N2 now? This blog would explain to you 20 of the must-know grammar points for JLPT N2! From the meaning to sentence structures and sentence...

Learning Japanese with Online lessons – Skype, Google Hangouts

Are you looking for high-quality online Japanese lessons?  In this blog, we share with you about practicing your Japanese speaking and taking Japanese lessons online.

Coto Student’s Story: Lauren – Learning Japanese and passing the JLPT N2

Lauren passed the JLPT N2 after studying with us. In this video testimonial – Lauren shares some of her experience studying Japanese at Coto as well as her advice for other students considering Coto as a Japanese Language School

Top 5 Spotify Podcasts for Japanese Listening Practice and Learning Japanese – List and Links

Check out our list of favorite spotify podcasts to use for Japanese listening practice. This list has Japanese learning podcasts that you can use as a beginner or advanced student to practice your Japanese.

Kanji Practice Worksheet Free Download: JLPT N5 Kanji Unit 3 People and Body ー PDF

JLPT N5 Kanji Printable Practice Worksheet now for free download Have you enjoyed series 1 and 2? This is the third in a series of free Kanji writing practice sheets...

Top 10 J-Pop Group & Songs to Learn Japanese

Do you love Japanese pop music? Want to use it to learn Japanese? In this article we recommend some of our favorite artists and songs to use for Japanese learning.

Getting a Japanese Drivers License from Scratch – Illustrated Guide

Most drivers in Japan drive in an orderly manner because of the strict process to obtain the driver’s license. To drive in Japan, you need a driver’s license obtained in...