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The year 2020 is the year of the mouse. If you meet somebody for the last time in the old year, just say: JO-I-OTOSCHI-O. You can call this expression to everyone until the turn of the year. However in the new

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12-week Japanese Language Course

Enjoy exciting activities like our SUP-Camp, White Water Rafting and Hanabi (fireworks). The 12-week Japanese Language Course is designed for students who want to take full advantage of their tourist visa. This course combines speaking-oriented lessons with cultural activities.

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Tourist Visa Extension in Japan

Do you want to stay for more than 90 days in Japan? Learn how to extend your visa if you are from Austria, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Switzerland or the UK. In order to extend your visa, you have to

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If you have a class with your students, but you don’t have the space to teach, use our classroom! A room for up to 10 people only 999 yen per hour (tax-excluded)

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Jessica from the US finished her internship at Hiroshima

Jessica from the US finished her internship at Hiroshima. The company imports and sells international brands of beer to their domestic customer base. Over a period of 6 months, Jessica was part of the company’s logistics department ensuring a smooth

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Ewen from France is doing an internship at Tsumikiya

Ewen comes from France. He works at Tsumikiya as an intern. 

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Francis from the US works at Mizu Trans

Francis comes from Hawai US. He works at Mizu trans corporation as an intern.

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Interview with Oliver [Japanese for Adults]

Oliver is a doctor from Germany and recently joined the Japanese language program for adults [M30+] at Asahi Nihongo Oliver did a language course at Asahi Nihongo with home stay over a period of 4 weeks. The interview showed us

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Join the Asahi Hanami Party!

After last year’s party was a few days too early, we have decided to celebrate this year’s cherry blossom season with everybody from our school, students, staff, teachers and partners on 1 April! Bring your friends and family to enjoy

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Can’t Read the Air

Kuuki Yomenai or KY (空気読めない/くうきよめない) This expression literally means “can’t read the air”. It is used for people who don’t perceive the appropriate behavior in a given situation, or who are not able to pick up on subtle social clues.

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Top 10 Mistakes Students Make When Learning Japanese

Mistake #1 – Using the Wrong Textbook A good textbook uses only Hiragana and Katakana from the beginning and gradually introduces Kanji along the way. Translations are then usually provided in a separate book. We highly recommend the Minna no

N1 Kanji Course at Asahi Nihongo every Friday from 5:00 pm to 5:55 pm

Every Friday from 17:00 to 17:55, you have the chance to learn Kanji at Asahi Nihongo in preparation for the JLPT N1 level. Kuriyama-sensei will teach you how to read and understand newspaper articles and magazines on various topics. If you

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January 17th – “The Day of Rice Balls”

O-musubi (御結び) means rice ball and can also be translated as “connection”. On January 17th – the day of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake – victims who were desperately looking for food were provided rice balls by volunteers. The experience of this earthquake

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“Forever Japan” – For people who want to move to Japan

“Forever Japan” is a new unique Japanese language program for people who want to move to Japan and live here. We help you with starting your life in Japan.

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Internship at Kyushu no Mura after Language Course

After finishing his Japanese language course at our school, Cameron from Australia wanted to do an internship in a Japanese company connected to human resources and gain deeper insight into the Japanese business world. Asahi Nihongo helped Cameron preparing for

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