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Everything to Know About Kyoto

The ancient capital of Japan located near the Kamo river and part of the Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto is the 8th largest city in Japan by population with about 1.4 million residents. Home to hundreds of shrines, heritage sites, and festivals, the city is often considered to be the cultural capital of the country. The city […]

21 November 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

What are the most important elements of Japanese culture?

The Quick Guide to Japanese Culture

In Asia, there are plenty of different countries, each with their own diverse culture. Japan is one of the eastern countries that many people are interested in because of its cuisine, art, countryside, and cultural heritage. An estimated 20 million tourists will visit the country in 2020. Japanese culture is broad and varied and blends […]

28 September 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Have you ever played with a truth teller?

The Importance of Origami in Japan

To say that origami is strictly Japanese art would be misleading; plenty of other cultures know how to make origami. For instance, children around the world routinely tempt fate with a fortune teller and send paper aeroplanes soaring. More than one paper boat has floated across bodies of water big and small, carrying with it […]

30 August 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Do you want to learn Japanese?

Wish to learn Japanese?

Discover this ancient language with our native Japanese tutors. Whether you’re a total beginner, looking to brush up on your existing skills, or preparing for an exam you will find help and information you need here.

Check out their tutor profiles to take Japanese lessons all over the country. Whether you want to discover Japanese writing, calligraphy or planning a trip to Japan, our Japanese lessons will meet all your expectations.

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Everything You Need to Know about Japanese Anime Culture.

Manga and anime are perhaps Japan’s biggest cultural export – and they make up one of the most recognisable art styles on the planet. Since the nineties, when everyone in the western world was suddenly talking about Pokémon, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Dragon Ball Z, anime has become something of a household term. Something completely associated […]

29 August 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Visiting the land of the rising sun

A Beginner’s Guide to the Land of the Rising Sun

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." -Japanese Proverb Taking a trip to Japan is a brilliant way to learn the Japanese language without taking lessons at a school or institute. Japan has been a popular tourist destination for decades; however, in the past years, many Europeans and other […]

29 June 2019 ∙ 10 minutes reading time

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Everything You Need to Know about Japanese Manga

When contemplating Japanese culture, one cannot overlook one particular, fascinating facet. An aspect that not only expresses the soul of the culture but does so in a way that actually stimulates the economy! Manga is not only a Japanese cultural export. These serial graphic novels, usually produced in instalments or printed in other popular Japanese […]

18 June 2019 ∙ 10 minutes reading time

Japanese culture is very different to western

An Overview of Japanese Culture

You might be preparing a trip to Japan or simply be passionate about the Country of the Rising Sun, what is certain is that Japan will always surprise you. Did you know that Japanese was the 9th most spoken language in the world? The native tongue of almost 130 million people counts no less than […]

17 May 2018 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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Your Guide To Visit Japan

To undertake a visit to Japan is probably the best way to learn this fascinating and unique language while experiencing why  Westerners qualify  Japanese culture as"strange". With more than 310,000 Britons visiting the Japanese islands last year, British citizens might only account for 1% of the tourists in Japan but they are the Europeans that […]

14 May 2018 ∙ 11 minutes reading time

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Everything You Need to Know About the Japanese Language

You might be considering taking Japanese lessons in order to communicate in the 10th most spoken language in the world. It would be a wise choice. Not only are the language and culture rich and diverse, but the Japanese economy ranks 3rd worldwide meaning that the country holds significant power financially, and subsequently politically. However, […]

10 May 2018 ∙ 10 minutes reading time

How to Enrich your Japanese Vocabulary

How to Enrich your Japanese Vocabulary

As we all know by now, Japanese culture is based on politeness and respect. Japanese culture is also rich in history and tradition. But before embarking on a linguistic stay to improve your proficiency in Japanese, or a simple tourist trip to discover the beautiful Japanese culture, mythical Mount Fuji, or the beautiful city of […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

Which colleges offer Japanese classes?

The Best Ways to Learn Japanese

Japanese learning may seem like an impossible task. Most people see the intricate connections of lines and shapes which make up Japanese characters as impossible to decipher. But in a country where almost 75% of adults say that they can't speak English, and the Ministry of Education has said that the level of English at […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How to Learn Japanese Effectively

Before you buy your yen and your Japan tourist guide, consider studying the language by starting to learn kana! You don't need to be fluent by the time you touch down in Tokyo, but having some knowledge of basic Japanese would certainly be an asset in your attempts to interact with Japanese people. Luckily, speaking […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

Which is the best way to learn Japanese?

How to Learn Japanese on your Own

With 127 million speakers, Japanese is the 9th biggest language in the world and is just ahead of French in terms of native speakers. While Japanese isn’t spoken in many places outside of Japan, there are plenty of people who want to take Japanese lessons because they’re interested in the language itself and the culture of Japan. […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Why Learn Japanese: The Advantages

Why Learn Japanese: The Advantages

There are 128 million Japanese speakers, including 127 million native speakers. The language is ranked thirteenth among the most widely spoken languages in the world. There are about 1 million Japanese diaspora with large populations in countries such as Brazil and the USA, but also countries colonized by the Japanese before 1945, such as Taiwan […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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How to Learn Japanese Efficiently

So you've decided to learn Japanese! You will need a good deal of motivation to progress quickly. Even if you are gifted with languages, Japanese is a language very different from English. For starts it doesn't use the Latin alphabet, just like Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Korean. If you want to learn Japanese but are unable […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Studying Japanese with a Japanese Teacher

Have you been a part of the manga world since childhood? Do you love Japanese cuisine? Are you fascinated by life in Japan? The Land of the Rising Sun interests people in more than one way... An often perceived insurmountable task, Japanese is taught worldwide which reflects the importance of the language in the modern […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time