A Japanese language course in Japan will give you the unique opportunity to learn Japanese culture and traditions and live with a Japanese family to immerse yourself in the language fully.
We also have accommodation in apartments with other international Japanese students.
How Japanese people are
- The Japanese are very educated; they use reverence for greeting instead of shaking hands or kissing.
- They are also punctual and very kind, always have detail when they go to your home (do not forget to bring a gift wrapped and with their ties when they invite you to a house) or stay with you or to go on a trip.
- The Japanese are very respectful, especially when talking to older people.
- Another highlight of Japanese society is that they are spotless and tidy; it was possible to see in the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and The World Cup in Qatar in 2022 when Japanese fans picked up everything on the ground after finishing a game where Japan played, and left it clean before leaving.
- The cities of Japan are very clean, although there are not many public litter bins; they are not honest because they clean them more, if not because they do not soil them, something more effective and less costly for the Japanese government.
- Japan is an archipelago composed of 6,852 islands with 127 million inhabitants.
- The most famous islands are Hokkaidō, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku.
- 85% of the territory is mountainous, and the remaining 15% is cultivated and livestock.
- Japan has a Parliamentary Monarchy where the country's official currency is the Yen.
- Japan is a rainy country with high humidity and a temperate climate with four distinct seasons.
- Tokyo is a traditional and ultra-modern capital with 9.2 million inhabitants, where you can enjoy and learn by taking a Japanese course.
As curious things to keep in mind before going to Japan
- They always try to avoid the number 4 because it is the number of bad luck, similar to 13 in Western culture.
- Blowing your nose in public is considered impolite; the Japanese do it in bathrooms, in private.
- Tip in a restaurant is not well seen in Japan; you do not have to pay extra for excellent service when the service is supposed to be of quality.
- The Japanese do not usually eat when they walk down the street; it is not very well considered by the elderly, although lately, people are seen eating a sandwich while walking.
- Absorbing Japanese noodles is a good education; you like what you eat while trying not to burn yourself.
City preference per type of student
Even if our students are similar in demographics, there are some disparities in learning/cultural experience goals, as shown below.
Fukuoka: Because there are few foreigners, it is ideal for those who wish to fully immerse themselves in the language.
It is a destination for folks who like being close to beautiful beaches and parks.
Tokyo: Ideal for students who like Japanese pop culture, an international atmosphere, and large cities with a large population and endless entertainment.
Kyoto: Ideal for those who desire to immerse themselves completely in traditional Japanese culture and environment. Green tea and Japanese sweets fans will like this as well.
Nagoya: Ideal for students who want to be in a bigger city but don't want to be overwhelmed.
Students interested in Samurai culture, Japanese fried cuisine and being in an environment striving to reach its full potential!