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I had a lesson at a coffee shop in Kyobashi this week. It was the first time since Covid-19 outbreak. I am still monitoring the situation and I am adjusting the schedule at this time.  Most of my lessons are still via Skype, but it was nice to have a lesson in person.

Especially when I teach beginner students, I prefer to having face-to-face lesson. Hopefully the virus will be contained soon.



Sentence ending particle “yo”


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“Yo” indicates mild emphasis when the speaker is very sure of what she or he is saying.


This cookie is delicious. ( so I recommend this cookie. )

It is often used to convey informarion which the listener doesn’t know.

パーティは何時なんじからですか。→ 3時からですよ。

What time does the party start? → It starts at 3:00. 

You can use “yo” to get someone’s attention.

ばんごはんですよ!  Dinner’s ready!!

“Yo” can also be used when the speaker is making a judgment, so be careful not to put too much stress on it, and do not overuse it; otherwise you might sound aggressive.

Musical song in Japanese2


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If you are a musical theatre fan and also interested in Japanese lauguage, I found another “stay home musical video ” in Japanese.


Seasons of Love from “RENT”

Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred  日本語で言えますか?


Sentence ending particle “ne”


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” Ne ” indicates agreement, confirmation or sympathy.

暑いあつです。→ そうです 。 It is hot, isn’t it? → Yes, it is.( I think so, too )

レッスンは4月からです 。The lesson will start from April, am I right?

It can also soften a request.

また連絡れんらくしてください。また連絡して。 Please contact me again. (please keep in touch )

Sometimes the speaker will use ” ne ” in a monologue: in this case it indicates the speaker’s subjective reflection, trying to reach back into memories or thought.

日本にほんものなにがいちばんきですか。Among Japanese food, what do you like the best?

そうです…(Let me see…) おこのきが大好だいすきです。 I love Okonomiyaki.

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After Japanese government has lifted the state of emergency for all prefectures, we still need to be careful and they called on the New Lifestyle”. check here

I will keep Skype lessons during June. It is difficult for me to eatablish a regular schedule at this time but hopefully I can restart face-to-face lessons at the coffee shop soon, so please contact me and let me know your requests for the lessons.

New life style 新しい生活様式


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The state of emergency has lifted in 39 prefectures, however Osaka is not yet included in this list.



Even after the government relaxed the restrictions, they called on ” new life style” practices.

You can check the website here: I have included both the Japanese and the English version.

英語 English  日本語 Japanese

日本語の3みつは 密閉みっぺい 密集みっしゅう 密接みっせつ です。

英語では3Cs です。

密閉 Confined spaces 密集 Crouded places 密接 Close contact settings