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Our sport event was held – The athletics festival-

How are you? An athletics festival was held at NILS. It has been suspended for three years because of the covid pandemic. Each class competed for the total scores of three programs. Seems they feel refreshed exercising under the sun, it is so hot, though. Students and teachers were so excited! ①Dodgeball This is the sport any Japanese has experienced in elementary school even once. Players atte… Read More

We had a speech contest in NILS Annex!

The speech contest was held in NILS on March 22, for the first time in these 3 years! Recently, it had been impossible to have this event because of the Covid-19, but we finally could hold the speech contest! All students and teachers were so excited, and students practiced hard for that day. Everyone looked so confident and be ready to do their speeches! The person in the middle of the picture… Read More

Speech contest ~Students made great speeches!~

Hello, everyone! We can enjoy a full of cherry blossom in Japan at this season. Even I see this scenery every year, I am so touched its beautifulness every year.   By the way, NILS had a speech contest the other day. Students made scripts by themselves, and they practiced again and again with teachers’ supports. They might be nervous to speak in front of many people, but they presented the… Read More

Graduation is Upon Us! – Preparation for Study Presentation

I am Kikuchi from NILS Ogori. My students are scheduled to graduate this March. At NILS, we have a "graduation presentation", which demonstrates what students have learned during their program. My students choose the words they like for the presentation.  I split them into teams and they research on the theme they have studied so far. The preparation began this week. It is the second time toda… 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

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


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

I receive the examination result just now.

Best wishes moving onto the next chapter of your life.  Do you remember when you got the test result of your taking the entrance exam? He got the result from the school that he wished to enter onto. Before opening, And then opened the letter, before reading, and the moment of noticing the result. I just took the moment of his delighting greatly in passing Have a look at the happy moment. … Read More

Winter Kanji / Students’ Pottery Works

Hello, how are you doing these days? In Japan, today is 立春(rissyun) day (4th February). This day is called the start of a year and spring in the Japanese lunar calendar. However, we still have winter cold weather even though the calendar says 'it's spring now'. So today, let me show you some Kanjis that describe cold weather.   氷(Kori) ―― ice Water turns into ice, right? So, 水 (water) … Read More


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