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: strike

今週は #グローバル気候マーチ だから、今回の #WOTW は「strike」です。そして、意味がいっぱいあるので、今のWOTWは4つのシリーズになります。'Strike' is a noun, a verb, it’s used in a couple of phrases, and it’s something that thousands of people are going to do this Friday 20th during the #GlobalClimateStrike. Today, we will be having a look at some ways we use the verb. Let’s go!


WOTW: aftermath

今週の #WOTW は「aftermath」です。'Aftermath' is a noun that you might have read or heard in the English language media in relation to Sunday night's typhoon. It has two meanings, though, the second one not that known since it's very specific to a certain context. Curious? Let's begin!


WOTW: suspend

今週の WOTW は「suspend」です。You might have heard and read this word as well as ‘suspension’ in the media recently regarding Brexit. So, let’s have a look at how to use this verb, shall we?