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Life in Japan Shopping in Japan – How to say “can I return / exchange this?” in Japanese

Bought the wrong size/color/item in Japan! Can you return it? Have you ever bought a shirt, only to discover it’s not quite the right fit when you get it home?...

Posted by on September 13, 2019
Mount Nokogiri Hiking and Onsen Trip. Sun 5/19

Mount Nokogiri Hiking and Onsen trip   Mount Nokogiri is a low mountain located in Chiba Prefecture. It is very famous for its unusual summit and blade-shaped cliffs.  You wil...

Top 10 Most Popular Japanese Names for Boys and Girls

What makes a Japanese important? And why do Japanese parents choose certain names for their children? This article will cover information about Japanese names – as well as the most popular names for Japanese boys and girls currently.

Guide to Your Japanese Treadmill

Nowadays more and more people go to the gym regularly to have a healthy lifestyle. This infographic describes what each button on a Japanese treadmill means, it will help you under...

Tokyo as an Expat – How to choose the best Japanese Language School?

As an Ex-Pat in Tokyo – how do you know which Japanese school is the right fit for you? Do you have a busy schedule? Then you need a school...

Guide to Your Japanese Food Label Vocabulary

Here are 2 infographics that teach you the meaning of the Japanese food label! If you are a health-conscious person, you should definitely learn this! Shopping at the grocery store...

An Authentic Samurai and Ninja Experience: Thu. 4/11

Learn how to use real weapons in this unique opportunity! Have you heard of “Laido”? “Laido” (居合道) is a Japanese martial art that emphasizes being aware so ...

Pera Pera Active Learning Night – Saturday . 4/27

What’s PeraPera? “PeraPera” is used to describe someone who speaks a language very well! Coto’s Pera Pera Party is the perfect time for you to have a go at conver...

Japanese Guide: How to Apply for the JLPT Online!

It’s almost that time of the year again where most of us are getting all ready to sign up for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, otherwise known as the JLPT....

Guide to your Japanese Bathtub!

Who could say no to a warm bubblebath? With Japanese innovations, your bathtime might not be the same. Learn what each button says on your bathtub control here.

Guide to Japanese Toilets! Japanese Toilet Buttons Infographic

One thing people might tell you to prepare yourself for before going to Japan is about the toilets. Impress your friends with your knowledge of the kanjis on Japanese washlets!

Language Guide to Your Japanese Rice Cooker!

If you love cooking, knowing the essentials of Japanese rice cooker could be another life hack for you!

Historical Tour to Edo Castle ー Saturday, Mar. 16th

What’s this Tour all about? Imperial Palace East Garden Tour: Transport yourself back in time 250 years when Tokyo was known as Edo. Explore the former site of Edo castle...