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Kimono and Macha


How does feel to wear a real kimono and go to a Shrine for wishing that your dreams come true? Today students from Taiwan doing the In country course had this cultural experience.

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Fukuoka Bicycle Tour

Biking in Fukuoka is fun!

There is nothing better than doing bicycle tour through Fukuoka on a summer day. The fresh air and beautiful view make you forget the everyday school life and make you feel refreshed for the next day.

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JLPT Prep. Course in October

JLPT Preparation Course from Oct 2016

This JLPT-Preparation Course is designed for students who are taking the JLPT N1, N2 or N3 exam on December 4 (Sun), 2016. and come from Western countries.

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Internship in Japan at an Austrian bakery


Stefan from Switzerland has visited Japan for the fourth now. After finishing his internship at a famous bakery in Fukuoka, he plans to live in Japan – particularly in Fukuoka. To achieve this goal, he considers two options.

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Sumo has a very long history and is said to have existed for over 800 years. In the earliest days, Sumo was a Shinto ritual held during festivals. During the Meiji period, around 1884, Sumo became a symbol for Japanese national sports.

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Japanese Cherry Blossom Hanami


Hanami is the Japanese custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers. Flower does almost always refer to cherry (“Sakura”) or – less frequently – plum trees (“Ume”). In modern-day Japan, Hanami is mostly about having an outdoor party beneath the Sakura during the day or at night.

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Japan has one of the most developed transportation networks in the world. The Shinkansen is Japan’s high-speed train and it can travel at over 200 km/h, much faster than normal trains.

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An Onsen is a term for hot springs in the Japanese language, though the term is often used to describe the bathing facilities and inns around the hot springs. As a country with many active volcanoes, Japan has thousands of Onsen scattered across the country.

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Ramune is one of the modern symbols of summer in Japan and is widely consumed during warm festival days and nights. Empty bottles are usually collected for recycling at stalls where it is sold. Ramune is widely known for the distinctive design of its bottle, often called Codd-neck bottles after the inventor, Hiram Codd.

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Ryokan is a type of traditional Japanese hotel. Most people dress up in Yukata (Japanese garment, a casual summer kimono usually made of cotton).

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Internship in Japan – The Last Day


Eugenio from Italy and Philipp from Switzerland had their last day at Obei Business Center, a marketing agency that helps Japanese companies promote their products overseas. Phillip and Eugenio have already made plans to open their own businesses in Japan

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Pachinko is a Japanese gaming device. A pachinko machine resembles a vertical pinball machine, but has no flippers and uses a large number of small balls. “Because gambling for cash is illegal in Japan, balls won cannot be exchanged directly

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How you not count in Japanese!

Japanese Mini Lessons How to count

But I learned in my Japanese class that it is chotto more complicated in Japanese since nearly every single word comes with its own counter.

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