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Coto's events in August

This is an older post – to see our upcoming monthly events – click here Monthly Events at Coto Go for Lunch! Kagurazaka area ランチツアー! 神楽坂 Wednesday, August 5th 12:30-13:50 in Kagurazaka If you like donburi, you will probably love Hitsumabushi. Hitsumabushi is a donburi with three different ways to eat! Of course you can eat […]
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Coto's coming event in July

This is an older post – to see our upcoming monthly events – click here Monthly Events at Coto Go for Lunch! shabushabu/sukiyaki ランチツアー!しゃぶしゃぶ/すき焼き Have you ever tried Japanese beef (wagyu)? There are many great restaurants around the Iidabashi-Kagurazaka area, lets go for lunch together! We will recommend some of the good restaurants in the area! […]
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How to Say Thank You (ありがとう) in Japanese

Luckily, with a little bit of crash course, you’ll be able to understand the social cues of the art of saying thank you in Japanese.
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Understanding the Japanese Word: 改善 (かいぜん/Kaizen)

Do you know the Japanese word Kaizen? It means improvement. For example, the word is synonymous with quality control at a car assembly line.  The concept is widely adopted not only in manufacturing but also in service industries. This includes retail, transportation and even education. As long as the starting block is a solid one, […]
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Get a job in Japan – After finishing graduate school #6 Liu from China

Ms. Liu graduated from graduate school in September 2014, and she has found a job at a major Japanese company. This time we ask what are the secrets to her success in improving her conversation skills and finding a job in Japan.
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Japanese Numbers: A Comprehensive Guide to Counting and Reading Numbers in Japanese.

How to count Japanese numerics on a base-ten system up to 100 million, write Japanese kanji for numbers and say Japanese counters.
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Monja Yakatabune Cruise on Tokyo Bay

Have you seen those boats that look like houseboats floating on the Sumida River or Tokyo Bay? In Japanese they are called “屋形船 yakatabune.” The kanji characters mean a boat that is shaped like a roof, and they are boats with on-board facilities to hold eating and drinking parties. (日本語の記事はアルバムの下をご覧ください) What is “Yakatabune 屋形船” A […]
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Study Japanese in Tokyo: Coto student profile #2 Nadine

This time we talked to Nadine from Belgium who has worked in Japan for five years, and who is now married and has a seven month old baby with a Japanese man. We asked how she managed her time studying Japanese and how improving her Japanese completely revolutionized her life in Japan.
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Coto's 4 week Japanese Intensive Course

Coto’s intensive course aims not only for students to understand the content of their learning, but raises them to the level where they are able to use it as well.
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I Recommend Coto Japanese Academy #8 Jenny

★Introducing testimonials from student’s of ILS (Iidabashi Language School) before it became Coto Japanese Academy “I recommend Coto Japanese Academy to people who work in non-Japanese environment” Jenny, Private Lessons / Intermediate / USA I now work in an English only environment and I noticed my Japanese ability began to decline after a few months. I’ve always […]
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Fun learning Japanese = Effective learning Japanese #7 Pascal

★Introducing testimonials from student’s of ILS (Iidabashi Language School) before it became Coto Japanese Academy Fun learning Japanese  = Effective learning Japanese Pascal, Private Lessons / Elementary / France  Although I tried to study on my own, I realised that I needed more structure and guidance with my learning so decided to take lessons. My motivation to learn […]
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