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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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Masks and their Meaning

When people who have not been to Japan watch Japanese television, a frequent question is “why is everybody wearing masks?” In today’s article, we will answer the question of the white masks that can be seen everywhere around Japan. Many

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January 22 is Curry Day (カレーの日)

In 1982 the School Dietitian Conference of Japan celebrated the 35th anniversary of school meals (給食 or “kyushoku”). To comemorate this day, it was decided that curry rice should be served on every January 22. The conference agreed on curry rice for

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National Sport – Sumō

Sumō is one of Japan’s oldest sports and even though its popularity has decreased over the last decade, it is still watched by a huge number of fans around the country. The six annual professional tournaments are enormous events, which

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Hojoya Festival 2017

After a very successful day of learning Japanese, our students went to Hojoya – the autumn festival. It was a great evening with eating famous Japanese food and enjoying traditional Japanese festival games. Everyone was able to practice their Japanese

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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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Visit to an elementary school

Today students of Asahi Nihongo had the unique opportunity to visit an elementary school in the west of Fukuoka City. After a short introduction from Asahi School principal Binner, 50 curious children between the age of 9 to 11 had

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Tanabata Cosmic College

On July 7th, students from Ritter School and Asahi Nihongo as well as a few younger visitors had the chance to celebrate Tanabata in a slightly different way than usual in Japan. Tanabata, the Japanese Star Festival, is originally based

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Dontaku 2017 recap 

Last week was golden week and people all around Japan enjoyed the public holiday with their friends and family. The students of Asahi Nihongo decided to use their study-free time to join the annual Dontaku parade which serenades through the

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Yakitori

Yakitori is a Japanese type of skewered chicken, which is considered one of the most tasty snacks that you can get at an Izakaya. Let’s take a closer look at how Yakitori is actually made: The preparation of Yakitori involves

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Japanese business cards 

Business cards are playing a much bigger role in the business world as they do in the western world. They are extremely important and the way you treat them implies how you will tread the person from which you received

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Hanami 

Soon, one of the most beautiful seasons and a meaningful Japanese tradition will hit Fukuoka: the annual blossoming of the Sakura cherry tree. This time of the year only lasts around 2 weeks, as the beauty of the Sakura is

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Japan Day in Germany 

Japanese culture is popular all around the world, millions of people are into Manga, Anime, cherry blossoms and everything related to Japan. Even in Germany, there is a whole day that is dedicated to the celebration of Japanese culture: the

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Tofu

Tofu is much more than just an alternative to meat, if it’s prepared the right way, it can be an extremely delicious dish on its own. Tofu is heavily used in the Japanese kitchen so let’s take a closer look.

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Ukiyo-e

Even though Japanese art forms are quite numerous, the one that is recognized the most probably is Ukiyo-e (浮世絵)  The ukiyo-e genre of art flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings

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