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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
Learn Japanese – Tidying up with Marie Kondo – 18 Common Phrases

Recently, Netflix has released a new series called “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” which has been a hit! Today, we will be introducing 18 common phrases used in the show by Marie!

Guide to Japanese Washing Machines!

Some clothes have to be washed in warm water to retain its quality. Know which button to press when you want to wash your clothes with this Japanese Washing Machine Guide.

How to register for Sporting Events in Japan (Using SportsEntry)

Sports Enthusiasts in Japan rejoice! Today we will be introducing to you a platform where you can look up sports events all in a single platform! Regardless of marathons, swimming, golf, you name it, they have it!

Taking a Look at some ~tto Words: Motto, Chotto, Kitto, Zutto, Yatto

When we’re first introduced to the Japanese Language, I’m sure most of us had come across some ~tto words that left us perplexed. From words such as like Motto, Chotto,...

Events in March 2019

This is an older post – to see our upcoming monthly events – click here Monthly Events Every month we hold cultural and social events for our students and their...

Counting in Japanese: Nouns, Time and the Frequency of Occurrence using Japanese Counters

In English, we’d often learn how to count from a very young age and it can be really simple! From one chair to even five dogs. However, things may start...

6 Different Japanese Superlatives to help you Express Yourself!

Ever ate that one dish that made you go like “Wow, that’s SUPER delicious!” or saw that one product that made you go like: “Err… That’s RIDICULO...

How to use the Japanese word “かっこいい (Kakkoii)”

What’s かっこいい (Kakkoii)? Calling someone… Ugly/Uncool? Sentence Examples When NOT to use かっこいい (Kakkoii)   What’s かっこいい (Kakkoii)? Ever walked across the stre...

10 Best Apps for Japanese Language Exchange

There are many uses for a Language Exchange Application. Some use it to learn and practice a new language, some may just want to find someone to talk to, while others may use it as a platform to search for their soulmate. Today, we will be introducing 10 Language Exchange Applications that you could make use of while in Japan!

Golden Week Special: 5-Day Course!

Visiting historic and beautifully crafted shrines, hiking up a scenic mountain, enjoying exciting rides at Tokyo Disneyland… Golden Week is one of the most amazing times that...

How to Break up with someone in Japanese

Hello there. You opening this post must mean that you’re dealing with some kind of relationship issue that you just couldn’t handle on your own. The first thing to remember...

Expressing Who, What, When, Where, Why and How in Japanese!

Who What When Where Why/How More commonly known as the 5W’s and 1 H, these are words there are more or less the essentials to almost every language when it...