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June 24, 2018

AFS Japan announced this April that they will host the “Kakehashi program in Japan,” a new program that aims to invite high school students learning Japanese in Asia to Japan. This program had its start in Prime Minister Abe’s June 2017 speech at the International Conf...

July 14, 2017

Dear our readers,

We are happy to inform a new Japanese language school in Sapporo at this website.

The name of this new school is "Hokkaido AskGate Japanese Language School Sapporo Campus". This Japanese language school is scheduled to open in April of 2018.

If you...

March 31, 2017

In my opinion, one of the biggest difficulties of studying Japanese is to know how to use postpositional particles. Some Japanese postpositional particles such as "te","ni","wo" and "ha" are difficult to translate into other languages. It may mean there is no concept w...

March 13, 2017

If you are considering to study in Sapporo, it is a good idea to listen to voices of foreign students who have been studying in Sapporo. There is a good report, "Survey on attracting foreign students". This report was submitted to Sapporo city by a private company. The...

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 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 2, 2017

It is important for not only domestic students but also international students to secure places to study by oneself. Chieria can be one of them. Chieria is a complex public facility and it is also called Sapporo Lifelong Learning Research and Development Center. This l...

January 31, 2017

When you study Japanese language or study in Japan, you might have many occasions to translate between your first language and Japanese. To help that, there are some web pages to translate languages. The following translation pages are our recommending pages.

Google tra...

January 27, 2017

There are several types of Japanese letters, alphabets. The main letters are 3 types: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Other than them, romaji, Roman character and Arabic number are used. Each type of the letters is used at different occasions.
Hiragana is used for nou...

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