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Ultimate Guide to Passing the JLPT N2 Exam

Welcome to the ultimate guide to passing the JLPT N2 Exam! In this blog, we will cover everything you need to know about the JLPT N2 Exam (test contents, length, scoring methods, etc.), how to register, how to prepare, what happens on test day, and some resources and lessons we offer at Coto Academy to […]
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Guide To Learn Japanese Online

Have you ever hoped to finally understand the lyrics to your favorite anime theme song or make Japanese friends? The key to unlocking the world of Japanese culture is through the language itself.
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How Many Hours Does it Take to Pass the JLPT – Illustrated Guide

Learn how many hours of study it will take you to pass each level of the JLPT. This illustrated guide compares how many hours of Japanese study per JLPT level. Did you know that it takes just as long to pass the N2 as it does to become a certified public accountant in the US?
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Japanese Swear Words: A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Profanity.

Want to learn some of Japan's no-no words? We'll be going over some of Japan's Swear Words that you probably should not be using. They can range from kind of insulting to you'll get punched if you say this. Read on to learn more!
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Study Japanese In The Heart of Japan – Tokyo

Tokyo has everything: entertainment, cuisine, and culture. Learn Japanese at the leading language school to make your stay in Japan smoother.
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“You’re Welcome” in Japanese: In both casual and polite ways

Ever wondered about different ways to respond to "Thank you" in Japanese? In this article, we cover the various ways to say "You're Welcome" in Japanese.
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Ittekimasu, Itterasshai, Tadaima and Okaerinasai: Japanese expressions in daily life

The phrases, ittekimasu, itterasshai, tadaima, okaerinasai symbolize so well Japanese spirit that once you grasp the nuance of their meaning you will have a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.
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Learn Japanese In Yokohama

Learn Japanese while experiencing the cultural opportunities Yokohama has to offer at the leading language school in Kanagawa prefecture.
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Use and Meaning of よろしくお願いします (Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu)

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu (よろしくお願いします) is one of those quintessential Japanese words that is highly ingrained into the culture but very difficult to translate to English.
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4 Basic Japanese Greetings: Ohayou, Konnichiwa, Konbanwa and Oyasumi

There are four basic Japanese greetings, or aisatsu (挨拶), that can be used at different times of the day. If you’re starting to learn Japanese, this will be the first thing you’re introduced to. After all, you don’t want to accidentally claim “Good morning” in the middle of the night or say “Have a good […]
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What is Your Name in Japanese? Name Generator and Katakana Chart

What is your name in Japanese? Use this Japanese name generator to find out how to say your name in Japanese.
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Japanese Particles, The Perfect Guide For Beginners

To make a long sentence in Japanese, you need to insert a variety of information between the subject and the predicate. This is made easier by the grammatical function of “particles. Learning Japanese particles can be confusing. But no worries, here is a detailed guide for beginners that clearly explains the rules and scenarios of […]
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