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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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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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Karaoke – a Fun Thing to Do in Japan!

There are so many things you can do here in Fukuoka, really fun things to do. And for me, one of the most fun things to do is Karaoke.

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Tourist Visa Extension in Japan

Do you want to stay for more than 90 days in Japan? Learn how to extend your visa if you are from Austria, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Switzerland or the UK. In order to extend your visa, you have to

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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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Dutch Educational Association SBB Accredits Asahi

The Dutch Act on Adult and Vocational Education requires VET students to complete part of their studies at accredited work placement companies. Asahi Nihongo helps these students find a work placement in a real life environment. Thus making an important

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Jessica from the US finished her internship at Hiroshima

Jessica from the US finished her internship at Hiroshima. The company imports and sells international brands of beer to their domestic customer base. Over a period of 6 months, Jessica was part of the company’s logistics department ensuring a smooth

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Ewen from France is doing an internship at Tsumikiya

Ewen comes from France. He works at Tsumikiya as an intern. 

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Francis from the US works at Mizu Trans

Francis comes from Hawai US. He works at Mizu trans corporation as an intern.

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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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Japanese Newspapers

Even though Japan has the reputation of a Hightech country, print media such as magazines, comics and newspapers are still around and popular all over the country. Let’s take a closer look at Japanese newspapers or Shinbun (新聞). Japanese newspapers

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Do (道) or the way of learning through repetition

Many Japanese arts and traditions were influenced by the Chinese and Buddhist culture. Similarly, the Chinese Taoism concept of 道 influenced Japanese philosophy. 道 is particularly used in traditional Japanese arts, either martial arts or aesthetic arts. The kanji “道”

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Chopsticks 

Chopsticks (お箸) are omnipresent in Japanese society. Nearly every Japanese dish at home or at a restaurant is eaten with chopsticks. So if you plan on visiting Japan, you had better get familiar with these tools, as they will appear everywhere

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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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