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Enjoy the festivals!

Festivals were cancelled due to COVID19 for the past few years, but they are happening one after another in this year! Here are three especially big festivals in Fukuoka!   (1) Hakata Dontaku(博多どんたく) (2) Hakata Gion Yamakasa(博多祇園山笠) (3) Hojoe Hakozakigu(放生会筥崎宮)   When you come to Fukuoka, you will probably have a chance to go to those festivals. So, for those of you who are new to… Read More


Hello, everyone.    How much do you know about Japanese laws, traffic rules and daily life and social customs? We invited a police officer and staffs from the City Hall to give the students a lecture, so that they have a successful stay without any issues. We hold it in July.   They learned about Japanese laws, traffic rules and how to take out the trash. This is the picture of se… Read More

Kyushu Historical Museum – Recommendation for a Historical Journey

 Hello! I`m Kikuchi, a Japanese teacher at NILS.  Ogori City, Fukuoka Prefecture, where NILS is located, has many wonderful spots that are not well known.  Excavation of the ruins has revealed that people have been living in Ogori City for 2 million years. At that time, it was one of the most important regions in Japan. In addition, the Ogori Kanga Ruins, which prospered from the 7th century to … Read More

Fukuoka Tower

〈Fukuoka Tower〉 In Fukuoka, there are many sightseeing spots such as Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, aquariums, and museums.  The other day I asked a NILS students what  he liked about going to Fukuoka.   He replied that it was Fukuoka Tower! Fukuoka Tower is 234m tall. As a beach tower ,it’s the tallest in Japan.   From the observation room of Fukuoka Tower located at 123m, you can see t… Read More

Yamaga Lantern Festival

Here are some famous Japanese festivals. Hello, I would like to introduce a famous Japanese festival called Yamaga Lantern Festival. Do you know about a famous Japanese festival called Yamaga Lantern Festival?           This festival is held every August in Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture. Yamaga is famous for its hot springs, but it is also famous for its summ… Read More

Buzz” *for advanced users

Have you ever heard of the word "Buzz-ru"? In English, it means "go viral," so many of you have probably heard of it.   “Buzz-ru" means that a video posted on a social networking service such as Twitter or Instagram is spread by many people and attracts attention, becoming a hot topic on social networking services. It is used all over the world, but let me tell you how the Japanese word "… Read More

community activities of NILS Annex

We participated in community activities. On June 28, students gave a presentation on "My Country/Town" and "My Important People" at a nearby community center. The community center is open to the local community and anyone can use it. The Vietnamese group made posters on the theme of the four seasons in Vietnam. The posters were excellent works of art. The leader of the group, Ms. Hung, gave a p… Read More

Body Language

This year NILS has become much more lively than last year with many new students. New students and new teachers are all doing their best at NILS!   Our young and cool teacher, Mr. T, has been working at NILS since this April. He was explaining to the new Nepalese students about school life in simple Japanese and sometimes English. .................... After the presentation, another t… Read More


Flowers in Japan are a wonder   In Japan, you can see beautiful flowers in every season. This is one of the things that will surprise you when you come to Japan. The most famous flower this time of year is the hydrangea. Hydrangeas are flowers that change color depending on the quality of the soil. Some families plant them in their gardens, and the Japanese have long been familiar with … Read More

What are you looking at?

What are you looking at? What is everybody looking at? What on earth happened? They seem happy. She looks surprised. They are craning necks to look at something. Our new student, Mr. Yan, seems completely focused on something. What is it? What are they so curious about? It’s the results of placement tests. He had a big smile. Congratulations. Everyone worked very hard. K… Read More


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