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Japanese Study JLPT N4 Grammar: How to Use the Grammar Point までに (made ni)

If you have been studying Japanese for a while now – you are probably familiar with から and まで.  But do you know how to use “made ni” (までに)? Unless......

Posted by on November 25, 2020
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...

How to learn 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...

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...

UR HOUSING in Tokyo: Finding an Affordable / Convenient Apartment in Tokyo or Yokohama

Are you looking for an Apartment in Tokyo?  Do you already live in Japan? If you are a foreign resident in Tokyo you may have already experienced the headache of...

How to say “In Other Words” in Japanese – つまり – JLPT N3 Grammar Point

JLPT N3 Grammar: How to Use つまり If you are speaking in Japanese in a casual setting with coworkers or friends, you may want to do away with long form...

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 princip...

Student Story – Jeff : Passing the JLPT N2 with Coto Online Lessons

This week we have a student story from Jeff, one of our Coto Online students that have been taking Online Lessons to prepare for the JLPT N2 Jeff was kind...

BEST Tattoo Friendly Onsen and Sento in Tokyo and Yokohama (Related Vocabulary)

In this article, we will share with you several options for tattoo friendly onsen close to and within Tokyo. Much more than simple traditional local sento baths! This article inclu...

Yokohama Open House – Meet Mutsuki! (Yokohama Japanese Language School Manager)

Hi Everyone! Coto Japanese Academy Yokohama will be opening in just 3 weeks! We have had several people sign up for classes at the new location already – and we are very...

How to Type in Japanese on PC – Typing in Japanese Using Microsoft IME on Windows 10

How to Use Microsoft IME on Windows 10 to Type in Japanese For Mac, iPhone, iOS click here. Looking to type in Japanese? In our modern age, typing has become...

Japanese Stationery Vocabulary ー Useful Words and Places to Shop!

Japan really carries some of the cutest stationery you can ever find! From cute stickers to cute planners, Japanese stationery shops really do have a variety of things. Do you...

Kanji Practice Worksheet Free Download: JLPT N4 Kanji Unit 1 Family – PDF

Are you trying to learn Kanji from the JLPT N4?? Do you know the Japanese words used to address your family members? In this sample unit from our JLPT N4...