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Have you ever seen a sumo match?

Have you ever seen a sumo match? On Sunday 8th February, we watched a professional sumo wrestling competition at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan sumo hall! Unlike normal, where the wrestlers tour Japan for their matches, this was a one day tournament. Other than the tournament, there was also a Children VS Wrestlers competition and a Comic […]
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Building a new career in Japan as a graphic designer

After leaving a position at a San Francisco-based design company that he built up impressively, Josf decided to challenge himself in Japan, a completely new environment. I talked to Josf about the miraculous start he's made building his career as a graphic designer.
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Japanese Cooking Event! Okonomi-yaki, yakisoba and more!

This is an older post – to see our upcoming monthly events – click here Monthly Events Japanese Cooking Event! Okonomi-yaki, yakisoba and more! Do you like Japanese cooking? Because eating out is so common in Japan, perhaps many of you have had Japanese food in restaurants but haven’t made it at home. This time […]
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Japanese Expression: How to use the Phrase "Muri Shinai De"

What does “Muri Shinai De” Mean? When can I use it? In Daily Contexts…   What does “Muri Shinai De” Mean? Japanese people have at heart to care for others. In Japan, you often hear the expression “muri shinai de”. Broadly speaking, the phrase means “don’t overdo it” or “take it easy”. The expression shows that you […]
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Understanding the Japanese Word: 改善 (かいぜん/Kaizen)

Do you know the Japanese word Kaizen? It means improvement. For example, the word is synonymous with quality control at a car assembly line.  The concept is widely adopted not only in manufacturing but also in service industries. This includes retail, transportation and even education. As long as the starting block is a solid one, […]
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CotoJapanese Academy's event in February, March and April 2015

This is an older post – to see our upcoming monthly events – click here Monthly Events at Coto We are planning the following events in February, March and April. Please send your request for participation to Norimaki Cooking Class 飾り巻を作ろう! Wednesday, February 18th -Time: 12:40-13:50 -Place: Coto Japanese Academy -Fee: 2500yen -Number of […]
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Coto Language Academyではスクール管理運営スタッフ・日本語教師を募集しています。ご興味ある方は是非ご応募ください。 当校では”Be Unique, Have fun Globally”というミッションのもと、日本で暮らす海外の方がより自分らしくより豊かな生活ができるよう、日々の生活や仕事にすぐに役立つ、会話力アップに重点をおいた少人数またはプライベートでの日本語レッスンを提供しています。 日本語教師 応募資格 ・下記のいずれかに該当する方 1)日本語教師養成講座420時間修了者 2)大学で日本語教育を主専攻で卒業した方 3)日本語教育能力試験合格者 ・平日9:30-21:30、土曜日10:50-18:00までで週3回以上勤務できる方 ・日常会話レベルの英語力がある方 ・日本語教師経験者歓迎 スクール管理運営スタッフ ・英語でビジネスレベルのコミュニケーションが可能な方 ・コミュニケーション力があり、責任をもって業務に取り組める方 ・平日9:30-21:30(3シフトあり)、土曜日10:50-18:00までで週3回以上勤務できる方 ・日本語教師経験者歓迎 {Why Coto? } 当校で働いていらっしゃる先生方にCotoでの仕事についてコメントをいただきました! 「いい点は何よりもアットホームなこと。マネージメント側も教える側もフラット。先生間もフラットなこと。」 「学習者との距離が近いので、上達した時の嬉しさを学習者と共に味わえ、教える側にも大変達成感があります。」 「採用後の研修がしっかりしているところに新人講師としては、安心感がありました。」 「学生へのフォローだけでなく、講師に対しても相談や質問に丁寧に答えてもらえるのが、長く働けているポイントだと思います。」 「いろいろなレベルや様々なタイプのレッスンが経験でき、共有教材も豊富。」 「常によりよいレッスンや生徒さんに喜ばれるレッスンを目指し工夫し成長し続け意欲的なところ。」 「学校の雰囲気も明るく楽しく、きれいで、素晴らしい学校だと思います。」 「前の学校ではクラスの人数が多いときは20人以上になり、一人一人に十分に対応できないもどかしさがありましたがCotoではプライベートレッスンや少人数のクラスで一人一人にじっくり対応できます!」 「Cotoのいいところは日本語の修得に熱心な生徒が多い点。それから、スタッフの方も講師の方も皆さわやかで感じがいい方が多い!」 「学校に入った瞬間、温かさ、活気、自由 がミックスされたような特別な空気感がありました。」 「スタッフ、講師、それぞれ個性的で魅力があります!そして仲がいいです。」 「上手くいったことも、失敗したことも、共有できる環境です!」 「わたしのような新米教師の質問に、ベテランの先生は面倒がらずに答えてくれます。Cotoにいれば、日本語教師は決して孤独な職業ではありません!」 「この学校が元々ボランティアから始まった、という点がとても気に入りました。」 ご応募希望の方はメールにて、履歴書(写真貼付)と勤務可能な時間帯をお送りください。 Coto Language Academy 03-6261-4515 Coto Academy is a unique Japanese Language School […]
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Get a job in Japan – After finishing graduate school #6 Liu from China

Ms. Liu graduated from graduate school in September 2014, and she has found a job at a major Japanese company. This time we ask what are the secrets to her success in improving her conversation skills and finding a job in Japan.
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Getting to Know the Japanese New Year

Unlike China and Korea, which still follow the old calendar, Japan celebrates New Year according to the the modern calendar. The celebration is considered to be a more important event than Christmas and as such, many companies and public facilities have about a week long holiday from the end of the year to around Jan 1st […]
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Coto Japanese Academy Year-end Party! 2014

(日本語はギャラリーの下をご覧ください) What kind of year was 2014 to everyone? 「みなさんにとって2014年はどんな年でしたか?」 With that question, our first year-end party as Coto Japanese Academy began. The venue this time was the organic restaurant Salt and Soil, a 2 minute walk from the school. There was delicious food and an all you can drink plan, and over 70 students […]
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Saying "Goodbye" in Japanese: Can it only be さよなら (Sayonara)?

How Can I Say “Goodbye” in Japanese? Are you using Sayonara to say “goodbye” in Japanese? It may not mean quite what you think… Using さよなら (Sayonara) to express Farewell Casual Conversations In Formal Context… Not meeting for a while… Using さよなら (Sayonara) to express Farewell One of the first words that you will learn when studying […]
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Coto Japanese Academy's events in January and February 2015

We are planning many events for 2015. Here are ones that have already been scheduled. If you are interested, by all means please keep your schedule open!
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