12月 2017

Five things you (probably) didn't know about Christmas

- Tim Lake

あなたが知らないかもしれないクリスマスに関する5つのこと

Christmas is one of those cultural imports to Japan that has lost quite a lot in translation, a long with that strange switch in roles at Valentines Day. To help you learn a bit more about Christmas, here are a few facts about Christmas that you probably didn’t know. Read on to find out:


クリスマスはバレンタインデーと同様に、日本に持ち込まれた文化の中で本来の意味が知られていないものの1つです。そこで今回は、クリスマスに関することで、おそらくあなたが知らないであろう事実を5つご紹介しましょう。

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Seminars and Workshops in 2018

- Tim Lake

2018年のワークショップ&セミナー

2018 is just around the corner, so we thought it was about time to let you know some of the things we have planned for next year starting with five seminars and workshops.
もうすぐ2018年になろうとしています。来年行う予定のセミナーおよびワークショップをご案内します

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Word of the Week

WOTW: street

今週の #WOTW は最後の「street」です。’Street’ is a very common noun that is also used as a modifier and in a few phrases. Let’s have a look!

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WOTW: humid

今週の #WOTW は最後の「humid」です。Unlike many of the words that we have seen so far, ‘humid’ is just an adjective. It means having high levels of water vapour in the air, when the air is warm and damp. Pretty straight forward, so why have we chosen it this week?

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WOTW: hotel

今週の #WOTW は最後の「hotel」です。Since this word is used internationally, we all know what the noun means but, what about the verb? Yes, it is also a verb. Before the verb, though, let's have a look at the noun which, by the way, has a couple of meanings you might not know!

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