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N3-N2-N1 JLPT Part-time Course in October

Asahi Nihongo runs a Part-time Preparation Course for the July JLPT tests N3, N2 and N1 from the beginning of May. The course is intended for students who already have previous knowledge of the Japanese language and are aiming for

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Dajare, some examples of Japanese Puns

Today’s article will be about jokes so buckle up. Most japanese people are not that much into sarcasm or black jokes as western people but they have their own kind of jokes based on their language: dajare (駄洒落). The idea

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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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A List of Ten Japanese Metaphors and Proverbs for You

Almost any spoken language on this planet has its idioms and proverbs, and Japanese is no exception. In fact, the Japanese language contains thousands of metaphors and proverbs (諺 : ことわざ), too many to know them all. We have compiled

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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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“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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“Forever Japan” – Settle Down in Japan

“Forever Japan” is a unique Japanese language program for people who want to move to Japan and live here. During this course, we help you with preparing for job interviews, finding accommodation and advise you with visa, insurance, tax and other

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Apply for the JLPT

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test, or JLPT, is one of the most widely recognized Japanese proficiency tests that can be taken all over the world. Most companies will request a copy of your JLPT results as a standard to measure and

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Internship Preparation Course in January

Internship Preparation Course

The Internship Preparation Course is designed for foreign students who are looking for an internship or a job in Japan. During the course, you will prepare all necessary documents for your internship. You will also learn the most important things to

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Calligraphy on T-Shirts

Calligraphy has played a huge role in both Japanese and Chinese culture since the early centuries of civilization. The act of writing has turned into an art form which developed and bloomed as the east-asian culture strongly prospered in the 4th

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Hakata Doll Painting

Hakata dolls are a cultural treasure of Fukuoka. The small clay dolls resemble geishas and other feudal Japanese characters and are a trademark of the Fukuoka prefecture. The commonly accepted origin of Hakata dolls is 17th-century Hakata; artisans produced clay

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Kanji Class on Friday


We are always here to support you. Let us open the door to a new Kanji world together!  Asahi Nihongo is running a Kanji class every Friday. There is no knowledge of Japanese required. We have just started a new Kanji course from April, where you can

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Japanese sports 

This week, the Japanese study group learned about Japanese sports. After discussing which sport is most popular in Japan, which clearly is baseball, the group focused on sports that are Japanese inventions with deep roots in the country’s history.  After

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JLPT preparation course

Asahi Nihongo provides a JLPT Preparation Course for N1, N2 and N3 from May 8th, 2017. The course is for students who already have previous knowledge of the Japanese language. With only 2 to 6 students per class, you will study in a relaxed atmosphere. The test preparation textbook is easy to understand, and you will do lots of practice with test sheets, test questions and CD’s.

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