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Japanese Study Making Flashcards for Japanese TV Shows – Netflix recommendations for Learning Japanese

Many of our students will be studying remotely and worldwide – many Japanese learners are stuck at home. In this blog, we want to introduce a great way to get...

Posted by on April 2, 2020
20 Must-Know Grammar Points for the JLPT N4!

Studying for the JLPT N4 test? In this blog, we will be covering 20 crucial grammar points that will help with your JLPT N4 revision! Here is the list of...

Learning Japanese through Netflix – Google Chrome Extension

Are you looking for a google chrome extension that will let you learn Japanese with Netflix? Are you tired of feeling guilty for wasting time simply watching Japanese shows on...

How to ask for a picture with a Maiko or a Geisha – Japan Travel Tip

Kyoto is world famous for its Gion District and the Geisha that work there.  If you would like to take pictures of Geisha or Maiko – there is a polite...

The most useful Japanese Phrases that you wish you learned earlier! – Top 10 List

Have you ever thought about what kind of Japanese words you have studied or learned that made you think “wow, this is so useful! How did I go so long...

Ultimate Guide to Japanese Business Emails!

Have you enjoyed the previous guides? Here’s another guide on how to write a Japanese business email! It is important to know how to write Japanese business emails if you...

How to use Ganbare, ganbatte, ganbarimasu in Japanese – Give it your best!

What does Ganbare mean in Japanese?  Are you using it correctly? You may have heard Ganbatte or Ganbare – or Ganbarimasu in Anime, or Japanese movies / drama. In the...

How to write a Japanese Cover Letter – Ultimate Guide

Coming to Japan to look for a job? Or you just finished taking one of our Japanese language courses and would want to apply for a job in Japan? Stay...

Coto Student’s Story: Charles – Recovering from an Injury and Learning Advanced Japanese

  Hi, what’s your name? My name is Charles. What kind of class are you currently taking at Coto? Right now I’m taking the Advanced 2 course. How long have...

JLPT Level N3 Grammar: ばかり, ばかりいる – How to say “always” or “nothing but” in Japanese

JLPT N3 Grammar: What is ばかり, ばかりいる Bakari / Bakari Iru in English? In this video we introduce how to use the JLPT N3 Grammar Point – Bakari / Bakari iru ばかり,......

20 Must-Know Grammar Points for the JLPT N2 – Part 2!

Enjoyed our previous blog on 20 must-know JLPT N2 grammar points? In this blog, we share with you 20 MORE that will help you with your JLPT N2 revision! Without...

Getting off the train in Japan – How to be polite in Japan – Must-use Phrase

  How to leave a crowded train in Japan – Getting off the train in Japan If you live in Japan, you are probably used to rush-hour trains. In the...

Practice speaking Japanese online with Native Japanese Speakers

Are you looking for a way to practice your Japanese speaking online?  Coto Online Japanese Lessons now offers “speaking sessions” with native Japanese speakers!  Enhanc...