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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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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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Sometimes you see “Teru Teru Bōzu” (照る照る坊主) Dolls on buildungs.

When the weather is bad and it does not seem to change at all, you can sometimes see Teru Teru Bōzu dolls on buildungs. (照 る 照 る 坊 主) These dolls usually are made of white paper or cloth and

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【Sea Candle Workshop and Lunch】

This event is sponsored by the community of Iki island and organized at SUiTO FUKUOKA on January 20th from 11:30 to 14:00. Foreigners can join for free if they sign up for the Iki Island newsletter. During the event, you

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Kairo – Fight against the cold days

Even in winter you can see girls with short clothes in Japan. If you ask how they endure the cold, most of them will tell you that they wear “Kairo”. Kairo are pocket warmers that function as a portable heat source under

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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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January 17th – “The Day of Rice Balls”

O-musubi (御結び) means rice ball and can also be translated as “connection”. On January 17th – the day of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake – victims who were desperately looking for food were provided rice balls by volunteers. The experience of this earthquake

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