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Japanese words for computers: A quick & complete guide in 2023

How often do you use your computer? If you’re learning Japanese, it’s helpful to know some Japanese words for computer. Of ourse, we have an extended list as well. These ones are pretty easy since a lot of them come from English and are written in katakana, so don’t worry about having to memorize too […]
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Coto Events in September 2016

This is an older post – to see our upcoming monthly events – click here Monthly Events at Coto We are planning the following events in September. Please send your request for participation to [email protected]! Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka Thursday, September 1st, 12:30-13:50 at Kagurazaka                     […]
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How to go to the Doctor in Japan?

Have you been to the doctor in Japan? Are you afraid not to be able to explain your condition in Japanese? Being sick in Japan is one stressful experience if you are not comfortable communicating in Japanese. The good news is that if you have a simple cold, you can skip the hospital and go to a drug store to find […]
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A Perfect Japanese Word For August: Kakigori

Are you wondering how to beat the Japanese summer heat? Indulge yourself with a refreshing kakigori a shaved or crushed ice dessert flavored with syrup and other delicious topping! Symbol of Japanese summer and love by Japanese people, the shaved ice is sold almost everywhere in cafe, restaurants, and is an essential of street festivals. Kakigori is […]
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Modeling Career in a Japanese Agency

Since 2005, Yulia had been travelling back and forth between Russia and Japan for short-term modeling contracts. Back then, she did not imagine she would one day learn Japanese! In 2012, she moved to Japan, as a fashion model for Bravo models Agency. Working with a lot of clients, including Amazon, Yulia loves her agency environment. Being a […]
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Summer (夏) Photo Contest 2016!

Summer (夏) Photo Contest 2016! Coto Japanese Academy’s Summer Photo Contest is here! Win up to  10,000 yen worth of exciting prizes by uploading the best photo you have taken in this Summer! How to Participate? Post your photo on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #cotoacademy Contest Duration: 3rd August 2016 – 22nd August 2016 Photo Requirements: Theme: […]
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13 Japanese Chopsticks Taboos You Should Know About

In this blog, we will tell you everything you need to know about taboos to avoid while using chopsticks! We know very well that using Japanese chopsticks is quite a challenge at first. However, with a bit of practice, you will soon be a natural! Did you know? The size of your hands matters when it comes to finding the […]
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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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Coto events in August 2016: a Promising Beer Garden!

This is an older post – to see our upcoming monthly events – click here Monthly Events at Coto Coto events in August are so exciting! Lunch Tour, a Beer Garden Party, two Japanese cooking classes, Calligraphy class and… a Sumie class for you to discover Japanese culture.  Go for Lunch! Kagurazaka area ランチツアー! 神楽坂 Thursday, […]
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Restarting his career as a UI/UX designer in Japan

David Ishikawa restarted his career as a UI/UX designer in Japan exactly where he wanted after completing a six-month Japanese language course. David first came to Japan in 2004. He stayed in Tokyo and Osaka for business and sightseeing and immediately fell under the country’s spell. I’m not alone in this thought, but I’m interested in […]
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What do Itadakimasu (いただきます) and Gochisousamadesu (ごちそうさまです) Mean?

IntroductionItadakimasu (いただきます)Gochisousamadesu (ごちそうさまです) Eating in Japan: Using Itadakimasu and Gochisousamadesu Ever wondered about the meaning of the most important Japanese expressions for meal? Clapping hands together. “Itadakimasu!” This is an aspect of the Japanese culture which is well-known and loved by many. Simply ask any of our students for the reason of coming to Japan, […]
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Japanese summer words: Top 20 most popular words under the sun

Japanese Summer is finally around the corner and despite the heat in this season, there are many things to enjoy. Time for you to boost your conversation with 20 perfect Japanese seasonal words for summer! This time of year, festivals are held continuously which hyped up the summer spirit. What is summer without dressing up in […]
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