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Die Flucht von Carlos Ghosn

Man kann von der Aktion Nissan, Regierung und Ghosn halten, was man will, aber was sind die Fakten? Wer profitiert? Wer profitiert nicht? Eins verstehe ich nicht… Wäre es nicht besser gewesen, die Affäre nur intern bei Nissan zu behandeln?


As the only school in Japan we also offer sailing-trips. On those trips the students can sail to an Island, where they can do a BBQ and try out water sports. That is always very funny and the students like


Recently it has become a bit colder in morning and in the evening. Does anyone have a cold? In Japan, when you sneeze, it is said that someone is talking about you. Sneeze once:a good rumor Sneeze twice:a bad rumor

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Let’s clean the bathroom!

Please keep the bathroom nice and clean for everyone. A clean bathroom is important to maintain a happy house. My favorite cleaning tools are gloves (手袋), sponge (スポンジ), cleanser (洗剤) and mildew killer (カビキラー). With those tools you get a

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Yanagawa boat tour

Enjoy a boat trip on the Yanagawa River in a very Japanese way. The city of Yanagawa is located 70 kilometers south of Fukuoka. The train ride to Yanagawa, which is a very beautiful and peaceful old castle town, takes

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Dutch Educational Association SBB Accredits Asahi

The Dutch Act on Adult and Vocational Education requires VET students to complete part of their studies at accredited work placement companies. Asahi Nihongo helps these students find a work placement in a real life environment. Thus making an important

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Free Shochu Tasting Event

Free for foreigners. Event sponsored by the Island of IKI Date: 02/24 (Sat), Time: 18:00 – 20:00 Place: SUiTO FUKUOKA, Fee: Pay yourself Meeting Point: Asahi Nihongo @ 17:30 Apply until: 02/22 (Thu) If you wish to join this event,

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Do (道) or the way of learning through repetition

Many Japanese arts and traditions were influenced by the Chinese and Buddhist culture. Similarly, the Chinese Taoism concept of 道 influenced Japanese philosophy. 道 is particularly used in traditional Japanese arts, either martial arts or aesthetic arts. The kanji “道”

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Curtains in the Doorway of Japanese Shops

If you have traveled in Japan before, you might have noticed curtains in the doorway of some shops. Did you wonder why they were there? These curtains are called Noren (暖簾) and are traditionally found at shops and some Japanese

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20th Anniversary Party

Today is our 20th company anniversary. Misa and I found Asahi Nihongo and Ritter School exactly 20 years ago. We are the first language school in Japan that offers Japanese language courses with internships, cultural activities, home stays, language exchange

Itoshima Tour

On Sunday, April 29, we went on a trip to Itoshima with three students from Asahi Nihongo. Despite the rainy weather, we had a really nice time. First destination was a farm for Strawberry Picking. When we arrived at the farm,

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Japanese Culture Day in Umi-machi

              Japanese Culture Day on April 26 in Umi-machi. You can experience various parts of Japanese culture such as calligraphy, Onigiri lunch and visiting a shrine wearing a Kimono. We will inform you about

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Strawberry picking and Sakagura Tour

Let’s enjoy strawberry picking and visit the Sake brewery in Itoshima! We also plan on having Sashimi for lunch, so please join us. Date: April 19, 2015 (Sun) Time: 10:00-17:00 Fee: 2500 Yen If you would like to know more, please

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Hakata-ben Karuta

Have you ever played “Karuta”, a Japanese card game? If so, how about “Hakata-ben Karuta”, a very popular variant among those who already play Karuta. The difference is, as you might have guessed, that you have to speak the Hakata

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Teacher Education and Skill Enhancement Course

Asahi Nihongo is running a course for teacher education and skill enhancement for four consecutive weeks starting on Monday, April 6, 2015.

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