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February 28, 2017

As it costs much to live and study abroad, many international students work part-time jobs. According to a statics, 70% of international students work for part time jobs in Japan. Of course, the main purpose is to earn money, but precious experiences can also be gained...

February 27, 2017

As there are thousands of characters including Chinese characters in Japanese writings, it is necessary for typing Japanese at a keyboard to convert to specific words from kana inputted firstly. To do so, kana-kanji conversion system is the common method, and roman cha...

February 24, 2017

“Soudesune” is quite useful words. Generally, it is translated as “Let me see” in English, but it sounds more polite and sincere. During a conversation, if you are thinking what you speak next, you may say “uh” or ”er”. These don’t sound nice. Thus, instead of them, “l...

February 23, 2017

In general, words used for academic are slightly different from these of daily life. Japanese is not its exception. There are some useful Japanese phrases for living in Japan. It is better for international students in Japan to know them.

“Suimasen” is one of the most s...

February 22, 2017

Dear our readers,

We are happy to inform the updating of the page introducing SJC, Soken Gakuen Kan-yobi Japanese Language Course.

This time, the introduction of its features is added on the page. This school is specialized for long-term courses, and it provides some pri...

February 21, 2017

When I was reading a Japanese book at an airport in overseas, a foreigner asked me what language was written in my book. After I answered this book was written in Japanese, he said that he had asked me because vertical writings were rare. Thus I noticed that Japanese w...

February 20, 2017

If you study Japanese or study in Japan, you may have some occasions to use a Japanese dictionary. A Japanese dictionary explains Japanese words in the order of the Japanese alphabet. You can find the meaning, the Japanese grammar, the accent, the Chinese character and...

February 17, 2017

If an international student feels sick but it is not serious enough to go to a doctor, one of the solutions is to take an OTC drug. OTC drug which stands for an Over-the-counter drug is a drug sold without a prescription. It can be bought at many shops such as drug sto...

February 16, 2017

We argued about Japanese medical system in the previous article. This medical system is the universal healthcare system based on the national health insurances. All Japanese have to join this national health insurance.

International students who will stay in Japan for m...

February 15, 2017

Although many of international students may be young and healthy, they still should prepare for sickness. It is better to know about Japanese fundamental medical system at least. While the system may be relatively reliable, international students had better keep their...

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