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Life in Japan Starting a Business in Japan – Tokyo Start-up Guide (Important Links)

Are you interested in starting a business in Japan?  Is your dream to move to Tokyo and open a restaurant, shop, or an internet start-up? After several of our students...

Posted by on August 16, 2019
Japanese Ink Painting Class – 7/31

Let’s learn Sumi-e(Ink Painting) Together! Take a brush and a piece of washi paper and learn how to draw the typical Japanese ink paintings called Sumi-e! Practice this ancie...

Directions in Japanese – How to say Up, Down, Left and Right in Japanese?

Do you know how to describe the position of something in Japanese using directions? Today, you will learn 10 Japanese positioning words that describe where something is.   Con...

How to say :” Sorry, I spilled my coffee” in Japanese?

Have you ever spilled a drink in a restaurant or a convenience store? What about dropping a glass and breaking it? This can be embarrassing and it may be troublesome...

How to say “This vending machine ate my money” in Japanese / How to Use a Vending Machine in Japan

Sometimes, no matter how unlikely things will happen, it happens anyway. Has your money ever been eaten by a Vending Machine? Things may vary from places to places, but here...

Japanese Sake Workshop 7/27 – Coto Japanese Academy

Learn the Basics of Japanese Rice Wine (Sake)! ​We will be holding a Japanese Sake Workshop to learn the basics of Japanese rice wine on Saturday, July 27th. The workshop...

All 4 Basic Japanese Greetings : Ohayou / Konnichiwa / Konbanwa / Oyasumi

Greetings are always the first few words or phrases you learn when learning a new language. In Japanese,  there are 4 basic greetings which can be used at different times...

Japanese Business Practices – 報連相 ほうれんそう Hourensou

Working in Japan is a unique experience, and because its so different from “western” business environments  understanding and adapting to Japanese business culture is c...

How to Redeliver a parcel in Japan – Japanese Guide

The delivery system in Japan is well-known for its high efficiency and convenience. However, to prevent parcels from getting lost, stolen or damaged, they are usually returned to t...

Saying Goodnight in Japanese – Oyasumi (おやすみ)

Oyasumi(おやすみ) Generally, the Japanese expression for saying”good night is “おやすみ“(Oyasumi). However, it may be inappropriate to use it sometimes depending on the s...

Necessary Skills for Doing Business in Japan

Are you thinking of working in a Japanese environment in Japan? Are you currently working in Japan? If you are, these are the necessary skill sets you need in order...

How to Get Your iPhone Repaired in Tokyo -Japanese Words and Phrases

When you accidentally dropped your iPhone on the ground and cracked the screen, or dropped it in the toilet bowl, you can either get Apple-certified repairs at an Apple store...

Interesting Business Katakana Words

  There are many Katakana words used in business Japanese that are difficult to guess their meanings just by pronouncing them. Which is strange because there are so many examp...