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Blogs posted by teachers and staff at BBIC Japanese language school in Sydney. News for Japanese culture.



Sakura blooming is early this year

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 28/03/2018


Quick post for Sakura blooming this year in Japan. Photos from our lovely staff, Makoto at Tokyo office. She said it is a bit earlier than usual Sakura fully blooming in Japan!

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Japanese wisdom Episode2: 地震 Jishin (Earthquake)

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 11/03/2018


Japanese wisdom Episode2: 地震 Jishin (Earthquake)     I was in Japan and in class at that time. It was 11th March 2011.   Of course, I experienced so many times of earthquakes before, but it was just the scariest experience ever. When I […]

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Japanese Culture Episode10: Umeうめ

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 03/03/2018


Japanese Culture Episode10: Ume うめ   It’s March already?! もう 3がつ ですね。   One more month to go for Sakura season. But do not be upset, March tourist. Ume うめ is season now!!   This is Ume flower.     Looks like Sakura? &nb […]

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Japanese Culture Episode9: Calendar こよみ

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 26/02/2018


Japanese Culture Episode9: Calendar こよみ   One of the first difficult contents of Japanese study is calendar. In 31 days, we have 11 special reading, 4 irregular reading, and 16 regular reading.     Last week, at Special Beginner Class, […]

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Japanese Culture Episode8: Chocolate from Japan

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 14/02/2018


Japanese Culture Episode8: Chocolate from Japan   Who likes chocolate?   Who likes Japanese chocolate?   I knew it.   Japanese chocolate makes people crazy as it is really delicious. Of course every Japanese food is so nice but ma […]

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2018!! New Year Greeting from BBICollege Japanese Language

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 18/01/2018


2018!! New Year Greeting from BBICollege Japanese Language         In Japanese? にほんごで?       「あけまして おめでとうございます」 You know what 「おめでとうございます」 means, right? But what 「あけまして」 came from?   「あけまして」, 「あけます」 is its masu […]

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Japanese Culture Episode7 : End-year Clean Up

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 13/12/2017


Japanese Culture Episode7: End-year Clean Up   It’s only two weeks to end up 2017. Sigh…   In Japan, we have a big clean-up (おおそうじ、Oosooji)day at the end of the year. This おおそうじ Ooosooji means ‘Clean-up one year dust and w […]

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Japanese Culture Episode6: Business Manner in Japan 日本のビジネスマナー

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 23/11/2017


Japanese Culture Episode6: Business Manner in Japan 日本のビジネスマナー   Upon the students’ request, Japanese Advanced2 class will be learning current affairs as well as business manners in Japan and Keigo 敬語 (humble&honorific expression). &nb […]

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Japanese Culture Episod5: Sports Day たいいくのひ

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 05/10/2017


Japanese Culture Episode5: Sports day たいいくのひ(体育の日)   Did you know we have 16 public holidays in a year in Japan? Comparing to Australia, you will think that’s a lot. As you might know, we have a ‘Golden week’ which we combine a […]

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Spring Japanese tea ceremony: Chado Urasenke Tankokai Sydney Assosiation

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 13/09/2017


Invitation of Japanese tea ceremony!!   You must love matcha.   I wish we had Matcha Timtam….     Matcha is now really popular all over the world. As a native Japanese, Japanese tea ceremony comes up my mind when I hear a wo […]

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Japanese wisdom Episode1: 台風(たいふう)Typhoon

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 07/09/2017


Japanese wisdom Episode1: 台風(たいふう)Typhoon   Japan has been affected by natural disasters for many years. 台風(たいふう) typhoon is one of them and it’s in season now. We usually have 台風(たいふう)typhoon from the end of June to the beginning of Octob […]

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Karate – Shinkyokusin Karate Studio in Artarmon

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 31/08/2017


I visited Karate studio in Artarmon last Saturday.   I was a beautiful day. Walk for 15 min from Artarmon statoin. Good for warming up.   When arriving there, I could hear their shouting from outside. ‘Ei!!’ ‘Yah!!’ […]

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Japanese Food Episode4: かきごおり Kakigoori

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 17/08/2017


BBICollege Japanese Language Blog: Japanese Food Episode4 かきごおり Kakigoori   If you see this flag on a street, its time to eat Kakigoori!!! Kakigoori is known as shaved ice and some countries have similar dessert. As we saw through Hanabi-taikai […]

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Japanese Culture Episode4: Yukata ゆかた

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 10/08/2017


Japanese Culture 日本文化   Japanese traditional wear – Yukata One of the most poplar attractions for foreigners as it is easier to wear Yukata than Kimono.   Just a several steps to wear.   Yukata originally started to be used more […]

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Japanese Culture Episode3: Summer Fireworks Festival 花火大会(はなびたいかい)

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 19/07/2017


Are you satisfied with the fireworks in Sydney? Must go to Japanese Summer fireworks festival in Japan!! Fireworks in many countries is usually  for celebration. New year, Independence day…   But in Japan, we have fireworks festivals in su […]

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Japanese Culture Episode2: こたつ Kotatsu

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 10/07/2017


IT IS ABSOLUTELY TIME FOR KOTATSU!!!!!!!!!!   みなさん、こんにちは。 さいきん、さむいですね。   It’s been really cold these days… Hope you guys do not get sick.   It’s great idea to take hot bath – onsen – to keep warm.   B […]

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Beginner1 Dinner at Izakaya

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 24/05/2017


Beginner1 class went to Izakaya last night to celebrate their finishing the course! They tried to order food in Japanese!!!   すみません、ビールを1 ぽんください。 えだまめを 2つください。 てんぷらを 1つください。 サラダを 1つください。 Well done guys!! よくできました! One student wanted to ask if the […]

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Quick shot: さくら Sakura fully blooming!!!

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 11/04/2017


Just quick post. Snap shot from Japan.   Amaaaaaziiiiiing!!!!!! I miss them…

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Japanese Quote: Episode2 「せいぜん」Organised neatly

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 22/02/2017


Many of our students tell us about what they were amazed in Japan.   Student: せんせい、にほんは とてもきれいでした! Me: Then, what was beautiful? Student: Of course scenery was beautiful, but I mean, was really organised neatly!! Me: Oh, really. Student: Yes! Yo […]

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Japanese cultural event: Happy New Year!!

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 05/01/2017


あけましておめでとうございます。 Akemashite Omedetoo Gozaimasu   ↑ Special greeting in Japanese for the New Year   How was your Christmas and New Year holiday? As I mentioned in the previous blog, we visit to shrines to wish for the year. We call it はつもうで( […]

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Christmas in Japan

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 14/12/2016


Hi there. It’s sooo hot today! I still can’t get used to Summer Christmas even this is the fifth time…   Do you wish to run away to snowy Christmas time? It is a great idea to spend Christmas time in Japan as is one of the coun […]

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Matsuri in Sydney

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 23/11/2016


Do you know Matsuri – Japanese Festival? It’s coming on Saturday 10th December! Here is the link: http://matsurisydney.com/       One of my students participates in Matsuri as a Volunteer. She has been learning Japanese wit […]

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Japanese Food Episode2: Autumn food あきのみかく

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 17/11/2016


Autumn is the best season to visit Japan because we have Kouyou(こうよう) as well as…   FOOD!!!!!!!   As you might know, we have four seasons in Japan and each season has specialty for food. Here is specialties in Autumn.   How many […]

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Tourist Attraction Episode 2: 紅葉 (こうよう/Kouyou)

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 09/11/2016


Everyone likes Sakura in Japan. As a native Japanese, I also really love Sakura season. But do you know Kouyou season in Japan?? Kouyou is the leaves change its colour from green to red/orange/yellow in Autumn.   Kouyou tells us summer has finis […]

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Tourist Attraction Episode1: Fujisan

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 29/09/2016


One of my unforgettable experiences in my life is climbing Fujisan (Mt. Fuji). Sunrise view from Fujisan↓ (I took this pic!!) It was so tough to reach the top but sooooooo amazing!!!! I can’t find any word to explain…   Fujisan is a […]

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Japanese Culture Episode1-NINJA

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 21/09/2016


If someone asks me “Is there sill NINJA in Japan?” I would say Maybe… You might have known what is NINJA. Did you see the real one on the street? Or from Anime, Naruto, Ninja-Hattori-kun? NINJA cosplay is one of the most popular cos […]

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Matsuri in Chatswood

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 14/09/2016


Sydney residents! (Especially northern part) Matsuri will be held in Chatswood this weekend!! What do you know about Matsuri?   Matsuri = festival is one of the most popular events in Japan during summer time. We have Yatai (food stools), Taiko […]

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Manga & Anime Club

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 20/07/2015


What is your favourite Manga? Do you know there are variety of useful expressions? And do you want to use them when talking with Japanese friends? FREE July Promotion! 18 July (Sat) 4:00-5:00pm / 27 July (Mon) 7:00-8:00pm / 01 August (Sat) 4:00-5:00p […]

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Discover Tourist Attractions

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 16/07/2015


How do you decide places to visit in Japan? Popularity? History? Shopping? Food? Join Discover Tourist Attractions workshop and gain the information! FREE for July promotion! 20 July (Mon) 5:30-6:30 / 25 July (Sat) 2:30-3:30 / 01 August (Sat) 4:00-5: […]

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Syuji -Japanese Calligraphy-

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 15/07/2015


Maybe you know it’s hard to learn Japanese letters especially kanji because of its complexity. But how about thinking them as art? Syuji is one of the ways to describe our letters as art and it looks so cool!! Join our Culture Workshop (FREE fo […]

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