Travel Japanese course for 5 weeks starting soon

Get prepared for your Japan trip! Learn what to say and be prepared for those tricky situations such as: checking-in and checking-out of hotels; asking for directions; using the taxi and public transport; dining at a restaurant; visiting local spots such as shrines,...

Sunshine Newsletter for September

It is still hot in Japan in September; and people are looking forward to autumn coming. Japanese people say that autumn is good for sports, eating and reading. When you visit Japan in autumn, I recommend you to especially enjoy the autumn foods on offer. Needless to...

Sunshine Newsletter for August

Mid-August is one of the biggest holidays in Japan, which is called O-bon. O-bon is also the name of a traditional Japanese service for departed souls. For the service, we visit our ancestors’ graves and decorate the inside of the house because it is believed that the...