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Japanese Study 11 Common Japanese Phrases Using the Word “気” – Ki

What is “気” – Ki “気(ki)” literally means “gas” of “air”. In Japanese culture, it is believed that “気” is a form of...

Posted by on July 19, 2019
Japanese Essentials: Ordering a Bowl of Ramen in Japan

When going to Japan, trying out the various foods that Japan has to offer is a must. But what’s the first food that comes to the minds of us foreigners?...

Japanese Learning Resources: Learning Japanese through Video Games

Japan is famous for its video game characters.  From Sonic to Mario to Pokémon – Japanese Video Games have become a global phenomenon that spans multiple generations. It isn&...

Events in December 2018

Every month we hold cultural and social events for our students and their friends to discover more about Japanese culture, meet new friends and practice Japanese. We are looking fo...

AIUEO - Yo – Yosakoi- Yosakoi Festival

日本語はこちら Yosakoi Festival What is Yosakoi? Japanese Dance Culture Dance Lesson Yosakoi Festival The city of Kochi, in Kochi Prefecture, holds a festival called the “Yosakoi Fe...

Coto Japanese Academy Year End Party 2018!

Come join us for our Year End Party! 2018 has been a great year for Coto and we want to celebrate with you! What: Coto Year End Party When: Saturday,...

AIUEO - Yu (ゆ) – 勇気 (Yuuki)- Be Brave in the face of Adversity!

日本語をこちら In the face of Adversity More Examples! Why be Brave? Speaking another Language In the face of Adversity What do you say to a friend when they are hesitant...

Top 20 Best Apps for Learning Japanese

Ever imagined yourself being fluent in the Japanese Language? Procrastinating and giving yourself excuses to deter yourself from picking up the language? Then this is the time to s...

AIUEO - Ya (や) – Yamanashi- The Yamanashi Prefecture

日本語はこちら What to eat and drink in Yamanashi? Festivities around Yamanashi Quiz Time!   Hello, everyone! Just when I thought that I had gotten sick of the heat, the blanket......

Let’s learn some Japanese Halloween Vocabulary!

Places/Objects Characters Feelings/Emotions   With Halloween just around the corner, let’s take a look at some Japanese words related to this SPOOKY season. First up, le...

AIUEO - Mo (も) – Mottainai- Meaning of Mottainai in Japanese

日本語はこちら Mottainai (勿体無い) is a phrase that is deeply ingrained into the Japanese culture. This is especially so when the Japanese take recycling and sorting their trash so seriously...

AIUEO – Me (め) – Me (目) – Meaning of Eyes in Japanese

日本語はこちら Today’s theme is “eyes (目:me)”. Did you know that in Japanese Idioms, the most frequently used word is eye? Frequently used Expressions In a Conversation ...

Events in November 2018

Every month we hold cultural and social events for our students and their friends to discover more about Japanese culture, meet new friends and practice Japanese. We are looking fo...