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Japanese Distance Learning

Learn Japanese from anywhere in the world! For those who want to study Japanese locally, it often can be hard to find a Japanese class nearby. Perhaps you are too busy to attend Japanese classes or a language trip to

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Beginner Friendly SUP at Fukuma Beach

Enjoy your time in Japan cruising around Fukuma Beach on a stand up paddle board.  

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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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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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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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Don’t Cut Your Nails at Night

Yoru ni tsume wo kitte wa ikenai よるにつめをきってはいけない 夜に爪を切っては行けない A common Japanese saying suggests you had better not clip your nails at night. Because if you do, you will not be able to be with your parents when they die.

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Impressions Asahi Beach Party 2017

Japanese and Internship Asahi Nihongo and SUiTO Fukuoka organized a beach party at Momochi Beach, near Fukuoka Tower on Saturday afternoon. Everyone enjoyed delicious self-made food and participated in amusing games like Suikawari (watermelon splitting) or Hayanomi-Taikai (lemonade drinking competition),

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International Night at the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka

International Night

Summer Beer Party at the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka Date: 07/21 (Fri), Time: 19:00 – 21:30 Place: Grand Hyatt Fukuoka, Fee: 2500 Yen (All you can eat and drink) Meeting Point: Lobby Asahi Nihongo @ 18:30 Apply until: 07/20 (Thu)

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Fukuoka is undoubtedly full of beautiful places to explore but due to its size, it can be quite busy and noisy at times. Though you can find many parks to escape the city-life and relax, there are also times where

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Hita-Yufuin-Beppu Tour


We took our seven students from Tasmania and a student from Japan on a two-day field trip to Hita, Yufuin and Beppu on December 11 and 12. The goal of this trip was to show our students lots of different places since Kyushu has much more to offer than Fukuoka.

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We have introduced Fukuoka Castle before, but as you know it is just a ruin nowadays. The closest intact castle to visit from Fukuoka is the Kokura Castle in Kitakyūshū. The city does offer a lot more than just the

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Relaxation in Itoshima

Looking for relaxation? Itoshima (糸島市) might be perfect for you. If you’re planning a nice, long stroll on the beach, the city of Itoshima is the perfect day trip destination for you. Being located in the Western part of Fukuoka

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Kinma Race 2016

Last Sunday, November 13, five Asahi Nihongo students went to the city of Yame to participate in the Kinma Race, which is also called “All Japan Kinma Championship”. During this race, teams of five have to pull a sledge with

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Sakimori Monitor Tour to Oshima Island

On October 31 and November 1, two of Asahi Nihongo’s staff members went on a special monitor tour to Oshima Island, which belongs to Munakata City in Fukuoka Prefecture. This special event was promoted by “Kyushu no Mura”, a company

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Dazaifu Lantern Festival 2016

On Sunday, September 25th around 8 pm, the Dazaifu Lantern Festival 2016 was held in Dazaifu in front of the Tenmangu Shrine. It was the last day of the so-called Jinkoushiki, a ceremony, which is held since 1101. This festival

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