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

- Tim Lake


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:



Five Reasons Why I Started triplo

- Tim Lake


I think we are doing something quite different with triplo. I thought you might find it interesting to know some of the reasons why I started triplo and some of the thinking behind it, so in this blog post I will briefly give you 5 of the main reasons we are doing what we are doing.



アメリカの音大生 - Life in the US

- Hana Fujisaki



Word of the Week

WOTW: except

今週の #WOTW は ‘except’ です。’Except’ is a preposition and it’s probably the first preposition to make it to the Word of the Week series, I think. In addition, this word is also a conjunction (first time as well?) and a verb. Many people get it mixed with ‘expect’ and even ‘accept’.


WOTW: wet

今週の #WOTW は ‘wet’ です。’Wet’ is a word that we are bound to use a lot these days, being as we are in the middle of the rainy season. It’s also one of those English words that can be more than one and even more than two parts of the speech. In this case, we find ourselves facing an adjective, a verb, and a noun. It is also to be found in a few phrases. If you feel that is something that might interest you, keep on reading!


WOTW: accompany

今週の #WOTW は ‘accompany’ です。’Accompany’ is a ‘friendly’ verb. It likes food and music, although there is also an instance in which it is not as nice. We would very much like it if you accompanied us as we discover the different ways this word can be used. Let’s see…