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2016.03.16
Japanese Culture

March Guide sign

Fugu or blowfish is on the list of The World’s Most Dangerous Foods including Monkey Brains as well.

The fish contains fatal poison especially in the liver. The toxin is so strong that a lethal dose is smaller

than the head of a pin, and a single fish has enough poison to kill 30 people.

In Japan it is expensive delicacy in winter. Fillets of fugu can be eaten fried and raw.

It tastes more like chicken than fish. As a single mistake in preparation could be fatal.

It is served by only highly trained and licensed chefs. So fugu poising incidents are quite rare.

Japanese people’s love for fugu with its chicken-like taste

and slightly chewy texture has a long history.

It has been eaten in Japan since about B.C 10,000.

The Tokugawa shogunate (1603–1868) prohibited eating of fugu.

It became popular again as the shogunate power waned.

In western regions of Japan, where the government’s influence was weaker

and fugu was easier to get,cooking methods were developed for safely eating the fish.

When served raw, its flesh is carefully sliced so thinly

that you can see the patterns of the plate underneath the semi-transparent fish.

Fugusashi shortened for fugu sashimi is worth seeing and tasting.

Fugu consumption in Japan is declining now.

According to the statistics, 2015 consumption has fallen by about 40% over past ten years.

It’s pointed out that the younger generation think of the winter delicacy as one for the older,

but not for them.

Maybe they are not willing to risk their life for eating fugu

which is too expensive and too plain to satisfy their appetite.

2016.02.21
Japanese Culture

Japanese group lesson in April

◇ Classes at Azabu Juban School ◇

*Please choose the most suitable one for you.

*A minimum of 2 students is required to start a course.

 

1.Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 1】 Going on

   Monday & Wednesday / 18:30 – 20:00       

   February 8 – March 30

   Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

 

2.Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 1】 Tentative

    Tuesday & Thursday/ 10:30 – 12:00 

    April 5 – May 31 (except 5/3 & 5)

    Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

 

3.Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 1】 Tentative   

    Monday & Wednesday / 13:00 – 14:30

    April 4 – May 30 (except 5/2 & 4)

    Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

 

4.Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 1】   Tentative

    Monday & Wednesday / 18:30 – 20:00     

   April 4 – May 30 (except 5/2 & 4)

    Tuition Fee : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

 

5.Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 2】    Tentative

   Monday & Wednesday / 18:30 – 20:00       

   April 4 – May 30  (except 5/2 & 4)  

   Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

 

6.Beginners’ Course 【Level 2 Step 1】  Tentative

   Tuesday & Thursday / 9:30 – 11:00

   April 5 – May 31 (except 5/3 & 5)

   Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

 

7.Survival Course Tentative

    Wednesday / 18:00 – 19:30

    April 6 – June 15 (except 5/4)

    Tuition Fee : 30,650 yen for 10 lessons (3,065yen per lesson)

 

8.Intermediate Conversation Course one person waiting

     Tuesday & Thursday/ 19:00-20:30

     April 5 ー May 31 (except 5/3 & 5)

     Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

 

Targeting July’s test

9.JLPT Preparation N1 Course Tentative    

      Saturday / 10:00-12:00

     April 2 – June 18 (except 4/30 & 5/7 )

      Tuition : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

 

10.JLPT Preparation N2 Course Tentative  

      Monday / 19:00-21:00

     April 4- June 13 (except 5/2)

      Tuition : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

 

11.JLPT Preparation N3 Course Tentative 

      Wednesday/ 18:00-20:00 

     April 6 – June 8 (except 5/4 )         

      Tuition : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

 

12.JLPT Preparation N4 Course   One person waiting

       Wednesday / 14:00-16:00 

      April 6 – June 8 (except 5/4 )

       Tuition : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

 

・ For all the classes above, no fees for registration and facility are required, but for textbook needed.

・ As for the already-started classes above, there are some openings. Please contact NIC for further information.

 

  • The classes can be set up when two or more students are available.
  • The schedule is subject to change.
  • Non-refundable tuition.
  • No lessons on national holidays.
  • No make-up lessons for absence.

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2016.02.10
Japanese Culture

New couase lesson for beginner Level1 Step1

New course lesson

Beginners course Level1 Step 1

Monday & Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm

February 8th  –  March 30th

Tuition Fee 45,900yen for 15 lessons

2016.01.27
Japanese Culture

January Guide sign

In Japan many customs are practiced in a traditional way at the end of the previous year and the beginning of the new year.

Things are changing and some people prefer to observe the customs in a nontraditional way as below:

In December cleaning one’s own houses from top to bottom is done to prepare for New Year’s Day.

Nowadays year-end house cleaning can be offered by a house cleaning agency, if he/she doesn’t mind paying for it.

Eating soba (buckwheat noodles) on December 31 is also very popular to wish for a life that’s as long as the long,

skinny noodles. Soba should be boiled for eating for a while. But instant soba in a cup is easier to eat, as all you have

to do is just pouring hot water into a cup and waiting a minute.

Sending the New Year’s greeting card for wishing one’s relatives and friends a happy New Year, is very similar to the

Western custom of exchanging Christmas cards. Only pressing the PC button would be enough to exchange

New Year’s greetings with many people in a minute.

Osechi foods are special dishes for the New Year prepared in advance by house wives, originally intended to reduce their work during

New Year holidays. Now the cooked osechi foods can be purchased either at department store or at local supermarkets.

In the past it was common to see children playing outdoors games like kite-flying by boys and shuttlecock by girls during New Year’s Holidays.

Now they stay indoors glued to TV games.

Fortunately, even today an old custom survives unchanged i.e., visiting a temple or a shrine at New Year’s. People including those who do not ordinarily

go to shrines and temples visit to pray for their health and their families’ happiness. Meiji Shrine in Tokyo attracts more than three million people annually

followed by Fushimi Shrine in Kyoto with a turnout of over 2 million during New Year’s holidays.

 

 

2016.01.19
Japanese Culture

Japanese group lessons in February

◇ Classes at Azabu Juban School ◇

*Please choose the most suitable one for you.

*A minimum of 2 students is required to start a course.

1・Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 1】 One person waiting

   Tuesday & Thursday / 10:30 – 12:00       

   January 26 – March 17

   Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

2・Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 1】 One person waiting

    Monday & Wednesday/ 13:00 – 14:30   

    January 27– March 16

   Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

3・Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 1】 One person waiting   

    Monday & Wednesday / 18:30 – 20:00   

    January 27 – March 16

    Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

4・Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 1】   one person waiting

    Wednesday / 10:00 – 12:00   

  January 27 – March 30

   Tuition Fee : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

5・Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 1】

   Saturday / 11:00 – 13:00       

   January 30 – April 2

    Tuition Fee : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

6・Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 2】   Tentative

    Tuesday & Thursday / 19:00 – 20:30  

    January 26 – March 17

    Tuition Tee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

7・Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 2】   Tentative

    Monday & Friday / 19:00 – 20:30  

    January 25 ー March 14

    Tuition Tee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

8・Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 2】   

    Tuesday & Thursday / 14:00 – 15:30  

    January 26 – March 17

    Tuition Tee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

9・Beginners’ Course 【Level 1 Step 3】

     Tuesday & Thursday / 9:00 – 10:30  

     January  26 – March 17

    Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

10・Beginners’ Course 【Level 2 Step 1】  

    Monday & Wednesday / 19:00 – 20:30

    January 27 – March 16   

    Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

11. Beginners’ Course 【Level 2 Step 1】   One person waiting 

   Saturday / 10:00 – 12:00 

    January 30 – April 2  

    Tuition Fee : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

12・Beginners’ Course 【Level 2 Step 1】  Tentative

   Monday & Wednesday / 10:30 – 12:00

    January 27 – March 16   

    Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

13・Survival Course Tentative

    Wednesday / 18:00 – 19:30

    January 27 – March 30

    Tuition Fee : 30,650 yen for 10 lessons (3,065yen per lesson)

14・Preintermediate Conversation Course

     Thursday/ 18:30-20:30

    January 28 – April 7

     Tuition Fee : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

15・Intermediate Conversation Course

     Tuesday & Thursday/ 19:00-20:30

     January 19 – March 10

     Tuition Fee : 45,900 yen for 15 lessons (3,065 yen per lesson)

Targeting July’s test

16・PT Preparation N1 Course One person waiting 

      Saturday / 10:00-12:00

      January 30 – April 2 

      Tuition : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

17・JLPT Preparation N2 Course One person waiting 

      Monday & Thursday / 19:00-21:00

      January 14- March 7

      Tuition : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

18・JLPT Preparation N2 Course

      Saturday / 11:00-13:00

      January 30 – April 2

      Tuition : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

19・JLPT Preparation N3 Course Tentative 

      Wednesday/ 18:00-20:00 

      January 27 – March 30         

      Tuition : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

20・JLPT Preparation N3 Course   

      Saturday / 10:30-12:30 

      January 30 – April 2

      Tuition : 43,200 yen for 10 lessons (4,320 yen per lesson)

 

・ For all the classes above, no fees for registration and facility are required, but for textbook needed.

・ As for the already-started classes above, there are some openings. Please contact NIC for further information.

 

  • The classes can be set up when two or more students are available.
  • The schedule is subject to change.
  • Non-refundable tuition.
  • No lessons on national holidays.
  • No make-up lessons for absence.

 

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