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International Meet Up

I was really happy to see that many of you decided to participate in the July exchange event, despite the unfortunate weather! I wasn’t able to talk to all the participants, but I think it was a good experience for

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About Teru Teru Bozu Dolls

If the weather has been bad for a long period of period, you can sometimes see little dolls hung up on buildings. These dolls are called “Teru Teru Bozu” (照 る 照 る 坊 主) and are made traditionally by

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Internship Tetsu D.

Tetsu D. Internship Program: Unpaid Internship Company/Type: Affinity Nationality: German Tetsu from Germany summarizes his marketing internship at Affinity in Fukuoka. Why do you like Japan? My mother is from Japan, so I think I have a natural interest in

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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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Internship Johanna F.

Johanna F. Internship Program: Unpaid Internship Company/Type: Agent Plus Nationality: German Johanna from Germany gives us a summary of her design internship at Agent Plus in Fukuoka. Why do you like Japan? I am fascinated by the Japanese art style

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Internship Mert Z.

Mert Z. Internship Program: Unpaid Internship Company/Type: Team AIBOD Nationality: German Mert from Germany talks about his internship at AIBOD and his time in Fukuoka. Why do you like Japan? The Japanese language has something to it that keeps me

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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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Japanese Course in June

We have vacancies for our Japanese beginner course from June 4, 2018. Secure yourself a spot today and become a part of our family-like community in Fukuoka! We recommend you get familiar with Hiragana and Katakana before starting your course.

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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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Fukuoka’s Local Dishes 

In this article, we would like to introduce you to traditional meals from Fukuoka Prefecture, which are still being served as local specialties today. First, there is Tonkotsu Ramen (豚骨ラーメン). This special kind of ramen is boiled with pig bones,

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Hakata-ben is spoken in the area of Fukuoka

Hakata-ben (博多弁) is a Japanese dialect spoken in the area of Fukuoka City on the southern island of Kyushu. The Hakata dialect developed in Hakata, an old port and merchant city on the east bank of the Naka-gawa. Towards the end of

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Lucrezia from Italy Advertizes Fukuoka for InOut

Doing an internship in Japan has been a long-awaited dream for Lucrezia, and it will definitely give her an edge in her future career. Lucrezia is planning and leading guided tours through Fukuoka and the surrounding areas. Her last tour

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Katharina from Germany Works at Matsuda Architect

Katharina speaks Japanese very well already having been reading and learning about Japan for many years. However to become even more involved in Japanese business and social customs, she is currently doing a 6-week internship in an architecture firm. Katharina’s

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Saviana from Italy is doing an Internship at Mizu Trans

Saviana has come to Fukuoka and Japan for the first time to do an unpaid internship. The program started on January 15th, right after a successful job interview, and will finish on April 3rd. Saviana usually works from 11 am to 5

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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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