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: tea

今週の #WOTW は 'tea’ です。’Tea’ is obviously a noun, but it can also be a verb. The fact that it is used in a couple of phrases shows its place in English culture too. Let’s have a look, first, to the noun.


WOTW: christmas

今週の #WOTW は 'christmas’ です。You thought it was over, didn't you? Plus we know what you're thinking: "What could you possibly tell me about Christmas that I don't already know?". Well, maybe you know everything there is to know about the word 'Christmas', or maybe you don't.


WOTW: gather

今週の #WOTW 'gather’ です。'Gather' is most usually a verb, although it can also be a noun, albeit a not very common one. Let’s have a look at the verb first.