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Japanese Study JLPT N3 Grammar: 〜切る (How to Say “To Do Completely~” in Japanese)

We have new a JLPT N3 grammar blog for you!  Do you know the Japanese word 切る(kiru)?  It’s a verb meaning “to cut” – but it also has another meaning......

Posted by on April 15, 2021
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...

Going on a “Japanese Learning Tour” – 3 Ideas for Learning Japanese on your next visit to Japan

If you are learning to speak Japanese – you will want to visit Japan to practice. There are not many places in the world that have a high concentration of...

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...

Kanji Practice Worksheet Free Download: JLPT N4 Kanji Unit 2 Weather, Nature, Animal – PDF

Learning and practicing your JLPT N4 Kanji? Do you know what kind of words to use to describe the seasons, weather or animals in Japanese? In This Article: Unit 2...

Measures in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19

At Coto, our student’s well being is our highest priority. Many students have emailed us with questions about the developing situation in regards to the Novel Corona Virus ou...

Online Japanese Lessons for Homeschooling

In light of the Covid-19 situation affecting Schools across the world – Coto has decided to start offering its online lessons to homeschoolers and their families that are loo...

How to say “But” or “However” in Japanese – でも – JLPT N5 Grammar

Learn how to say the Japanese word for But or However in this blog!