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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

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

Vending Machines

Do you have vending machines in your country? Most of you probably know you can buy beverages, ice cream and cigarettes from a vending machine without having to go to a store. These days, you can purchase hot meals like instant noodles, hot dogs, takoyaki, even local goods, and so on. Well, how do you buy things at a vending machine? 1. Insert coins, banknotes, or tap your IC on a machine. * … Read More


Hello, everyone. I would like to talk about Japanese bento today.   Bento means a boxed lunch. A basic bento looks like this (photo). Half of it is rice, with picked plums on top, and the other half is side dishes.   These days, parents make cute bento boxes for their children called “Chara-ben” which is shortened from “character bento.” People create children’s favorite character… Read More

Five Most Amazing Things About Japan

Today, I would like to talk about the most amazing things in Japan. I have experience living abroad and traveled over 20 countries. There are good and bad things about every country including Japan. That said, let me list what I consider the best things about Japan. 1. Safety This is probably the biggest reason why I love Japan. If you lose a wallet on a street, it will most likely be returned t… Read More

Where to visit in Fukuoka

Hi there, today I would like to introduce some popular spots in Fukuoka. 1.Canal city HAKATA Located in the heart of the city, this is one of the biggest shopping malls in Fukuoka. You can enjoy shopping, dining, movies, and musicals. The musicals are produced by Shiki Theater Company, which is the most famous theater company in Japan. You can watch the same popular musicals as Broadway except t… Read More

Traditional Food Trucks in Japan

Hello, how are you? It's getting cold these days in Japan. On a cold day like today, you may have a chance to see a yakiimo truck in town if you are lucky.   Yakiimo(焼(や)き芋(いも) : roasted sweet potatoes) truck is a  mobile food truck that sells roasted sweet potatoes. Yakiimo is warm and sweet, and it just hits the spot on a cold day in autumn or winter. Yakiimo trucks play a jingle that… Read More


Today, I would like you to imagine the life of going to school at NILS. Let me tell you a bit about Ogori.   <Train Station> A 15-minute walk from Nishitetsu Ogori Station to NILS (left photo) A 15-minute walk from Ogori Station on Amaki Railway to NILS             <Grocery Store> There is a supermarket 10 minutes away from the sch… Read More

Tips for surviving HOT SUMMER in Japan

How are you doing? It's summer vacation time at NILS.   You might know that Japan is very hot and humid during summer. How do people deal with this weather? We will give you some tips on surviving hot summer in Japan.   Tip 1 --- Furin(風鈴(ふうりん) ) As we mentioned earlier, we like to listen to Furin, the windchimes to make us feel cool.   Tip 2 --- Ice cream and shaved ice Y… Read More


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