The Cebu City Public Library Free Nihongo Class 101: A Stepping Stone to a New Journey
This was the first time that the school successfully tapped into a joint-venture program with a Local Government Unit (LGU). With 53 attendees and many more still interested to join, this would definitely not be the last for the school to offer these kinds of programs.
This all started in December 2018 when Jellyfish Education met with the Cebu City public librarian, Rosario Chua, to talk about the collaborative program. Miss Chua was fond of the program and acknowledged how it could help the library venture out to other services, as well as for the benefit of the Cebuanos. From hassle-free watching of anime shows, to better services for the hotel and restaurant sector, or to possibly live the dream of working in Japan, the number of rewards the program can give/offer are endless. With these in mind, she enthusiastically took this offer, and the plan got its go-signal.
The class, led by Kitai-Sensei, was packed by eager attendees that were very participative throughout the whole class. A myriad of activities were presented to the students by Kitai-Sensei. The attendees were asked to speak and read Nihongo, and write Hiragana (a component in the Japanese writing system). Given the influence Japanese culture has in our country, we could tell that some participants were more familiar of the concepts tackled than others. But this didn't faze the beginners as they had the drive to learn as much as they possibly can. The class was a definitive success. The students showed more interest in Nihongo classes more than ever. Inquiries shot up after the class, asking for details about Jellyfish Education's Nihongo classes and other related programs.
Here in Jellyfish Education Philippines, Nihongo classes and other programs are offered to everyone who has the drive to learn the Japanese language and culture. This is a link for the schedules of the upcoming classes: http://studynihongo.com.ph. Enroll now to begin your journey with Jellyfish Education in learning this wonderful and rich language. Never stop learning, never stop growing.
- Keith Abram Uy
Jellyfish Education Philippines
Last updated: 2021-11-24 06:42:09
Learning, to Really Learn a New Language.
Whenever one learns a language, the learner opens a new door into a new world, filled with enumerable cultures, histories, and brimming with opportunities all within the world of that new language. The journey of learning a new language, put simply; is an adventure, and it is an adventure worth taking.
Despite its plethora of rewards, learning a language is never a walk- in the park. It requires investment, not only financially, but even more importantly, the sacrifice of one's precious time. Indeed, learning a new language is a monumental effort, it is no wonder why babies often only learn to speak 2 or 3 years from the day they were born. Yet, even though babies, being just babies, with no form of formal education, orientation, and introduction into their native language, are molded to become masters of their native tongue.
As wondrous as it is as to how babies learn a language, it is also no surprise as to how they do it. With the baby's parents, grand-parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, friends and loved ones; all constantly around to dote it. Showering the poor thing ceaselessly with; "coos, mamas, papas," and of course "I love you"s. And yet, even though we don’t speak to a baby at a conversational level almost most of the time, they still end up learning from us even when we don't "talk" to them directly; Unconsciously, babies pick up language from us during the idle conversations from the grownups that surround them; through repetition, and even more importantly, from literal comprehension, association and application of language when done with action; like how when mother comes to give milk, and utterances such as: "Time for baby's milk!" and other words and forms of adoration and baby talk shower the little thing. The simple repetition of "milk", "time," and "baby's", and the action of receiving milk then becomes imprinted into the mind of the young sap, and effectively learns the language.
This is then, the often, yet rarely observed and pleasantly surprising time when; we adults can learn a thing or two from children, even more so, toddlers and babies. These young bundles of joy learn through the process of what is called "Comprehensible Input."
This is the primary gist of the author who wrote the book; "Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition" by Stephen Krashen. In it, he pushed the notion that indeed;
We all effectively learn, or as he prefers to say in reference to effective language learning; "Acquires" a new language whenever we understand the context and the message of the words spoken.
For example we could teach you that the Japanese word for apple is "ringo". However we could teach you more effectively by allowing you to imagine someone eating an apple, and saying "ringo" while holding the apple, and "o taberu", as the person then proceeds to take a bite out of it. Perhaps at this point, you may already be able to guess that the phrase; "Ringo o Taberu."; "Ringo" being apple, and "taberu" meaning to eat, even without me having to teach you what is what. This short, and simple demonstration of comprehensible learning is but one of the many ways in which an aspiring Japanese-speaker-to-be could use in order to not only learn Japanese, but truly acquire it. Of course there are a myriad of ways to effectively acquire a new language; and sadly, being limited in writing here, an extremely short list would include learning techniques such as; varied repetition, imitation, correlative association and application through conversation, and so much more.
As an observant reader, you might have noticed that I did not mention anything related to memorization during this whole article. I should be the first to tell you that brute, and raw memorization of a new language only blunts your learning progress. After all, has anyone really been seen reading a dictionary or given credit to their success to a phrase-book in order to learn a new tongue? This method would only prove to be detrimental to your experience, and cause discouragement in further learning. As you would have wasted hours upon grueling, slow hours, only to find out that you have only learned so much.
But perhaps you could also take the time to enroll in our classes here in Jellyfish Education Philippines, after all, we can’t afford to hire a family or go abroad to constantly shower us with all the Japanese that we need daily in order to acquire the language, but we can afford to be in a class with a native Japanese sensei, and that will be more than enough to give you a good running start in the long journey of learning Japanese. With our upcoming September classes starting on the 19th. Anyone can begin learning the wonderfully rich and deep language that is Japanese. If you're interested to learn more about the program, please don't hesitate to reach us.
The take away point in writing this month's article is this simply; immerse yourself beyond the normal and routine limitations of learning. Explore whatever techniques that would force you to comprehensible acquisition, and bathe yourself in worlds and cultures completely alien, and revel in their newness, for only through such experiences, would you only truly be able to learn.
For after all, if babies can do it, there is no reason, and no excuse that we in turn, cannot.
-Christopher Bryan M. Dayak
Jellyfish Education Philippines
Last updated: 2021-11-24 06:42:09
Travel, Learn, Enjoy Japan and say, “Japan, you have my heart”
It has a very wonderful depachika – wonderful department stores and food halls are there. With the colorful lights and clean aisles, you might want to decide to stay and live in there! Here are some factors that you should not miss about Japan.
Every country has a different culture and I must say Japan’s culture is really interesting. Why? Because you get to know and experience the beauty of the country. One thing that you would love about Japan are the people. They have a very good sense of humor and they are really approachable. When you’re lost and you seem like you couldn’t get in the way back to your destination, Japanese people are always there to help you lead the way. And with such, they will always make sure the travelers and new residents shouldn’t miss any single thing to enjoy in Japan. The fact that Japanese people are very considerate, kind and thoughtful makes it more amazing. Not only Japan has the best people, they also have the best foods that you should try. Japanese Cuisines will never ever fail you, the level of love and respect that goes into food preparation in Japan is nothing short of awe-inspiring. And it’s in no way limited to high-end or fine dining. From cheap neighborhood noodle shops to Michelin-starred and other top restaurants, the quality and taste of food in Japan is of an incredibly high standard.
Japan has also the best places to visit. Pack your bags and let get it to our itineraries:
Kyotois home to one of the world’s largest collections of UNESCO Heritage sites, the cuisine is renowned as the most refined in Japan, and geishas still conduct intricate tea ceremonies in the city’s wood-clad houses. Wander a little off the beaten track and you’ll see that Kyoto’s contemporary edge unfurls itself in a clutch of edgy designer shops, quirky cafés – and, most notably, with the Kyoto International Manga Museum. There’s no denying that Kyoto is a hard city to contain. Surrounded on three sides by low, mist-slung mountains, the city sprawls, crawling its way up the slopes that were meant to limit it. Its sheer scale may initially intimidate, but with an efficient transport network, Kyoto is a manageable – and endlessly enjoyable – city to work your way around.
Ishigakiwhich is located in the west part of Okinawa is a very nice tropical view. You can get to go to the isalands of Yaeyama archipelago. Ishigaki may not have the shrines and temples that other Japanese cities have, but it does have an exuberant nightlife for visitors who have the energy after a day of beachcombing, water sports or climbing Mount Nosoko.
Kanazawais the 4th largest city in Japan. You can go here and enjoy the green view of the place, it a garden kind of theme where you can relax and enjoy every beauty of it.
Nikkois a small town at the entrance to Nikko National Park, most famous for Toshogu, Japan’s most lavishly decorated shrine and the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Another popular attraction is the red-lacquered Shin-ky? bridge. One of the popular places to visit in Japan, the national park offers scenic mountainous landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, wild monkeys and many hiking trails.
Well, how can we forget Tokyo, in this place, you can see the travelers all around. Tokyo is Japanese capital’s metropolitan area. It is the most populous in the world. From viewing spring cherry blossoms in traditional gardens to the fish market at Tuskiji. Tokyo blends the ancient with the new, from shrines to karaoke bars. Just walking the streets of this hyperactive city can be an energizing experience.
Japan’s best destinations will surely give you a “wow” reaction. On my list of places, those are not everything yet but surely indeed, those are one of the best places to visit. After discussing all these places in Japan, there is still one more reason for you to stay in Japan and that is to experience the Japan’s holidays and festivals. Here are the lists:
· Jan 15: Nozawa Fire Festival, in Nagano, Japan
· Feb 5-12: Sapporo Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival), Sapporo, Hokkaido
· Late March: Sumo Wrestling Spring Basho, Osaka
· Early June: The Kaiko Kinenbi, Yokohama Port Opening Ceremony (Boat Races)
· July: Shounan Hiratsuka Tanabata Matsuri (Star Festival), Hiratsuka
· Late July: Tenjin Matsuri (Festival of the Gods), Osaka
· October: Warai Festival (Laughing Festival), Wakayama
While you are in Japan, you will obviously be engaging with Japanese people and their Japanese language. Its better to get to know their language as well for convenience and other for other reason.
However, if you still have not any Japanese background and cannot speak the language, well, here is Jellyfish Education to help you!
Enroll now at our Japanese/Nihongo classes and have an edge to any other visitors to Japan. Its better to be able to communicate with the Japanese confidently than having no knowledge of language at all, right?
It feels like home when you’re in Japan and you are learning their language. Nevertheless, all these wonderful events and places in Japan are really worth it. Worth the time and worth the money. With this article, I must say I almost felt like I am in Japan. So, what are you waiting for? Travel, Learn, Enjoy Japan and say, “Japan, you have my heart”.
Last updated: 2021-11-24 06:42:09
Japan's dedication to punctuality
Also, one particularly necessary element of Japanese life is society’s obsession to punctuality.
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of punctuality in Japanese society. They are defined by these words; hard-working”, “disciplined” and “respectfully orderly”. At a young age, Japanese are accustomed in the utmost importance of punctuality. Office workers on the other hand will arrive at work extra early on a daily basis in order to avoid potential tardiness.
For the Japanese who have been brought up in such a time-conscious society, sometimes it is difficult for them to accept the loose attitude to time held by most of the people who are from other countries. Therefore, if you want to fit into Japanese society completely, it is significant for you to understand the value of punctuality in Japan.
It is common sense for Japanese to be prompt and we should be aware that being prompt in Japanese society has crucial different meaning than here in the Philippines. We are so used with our “Filipino time” which means being minutes to hours late compared to the standard time. In our defense, not all Filipinos are usually late and we have been using this excuse all the time to cover up our tardiness.
In Japan, if you were told to go to your work at 9am, and you arrived just on time, you would be considered as late. It is because, in Japan, it is common for people to arrive 10 minutes before the time they are told to come. When you are told to come at 9 am, it means that your boss is expecting you to be able to start working from 9:00 am and not from 9:15. Therefore, you are expected to come before the time you are told to come and preparing yourself to work.
The Japanese believe strongly in being committed to predictability and consistent reliability. This can be seen in their business practices and everyday living. In fact, being on time every time, is the first step towards building trust and reliability in Japan. This is true both in business as well as personal relationships. Being organized and efficient, and adherence to deadlines are considered their way of life.
So if you want to work or go in Japan, you should probably consider and adapt to their time consciousness as a way also of giving respect.
In Jellyfish Education Philippines, we have witnessed how meticulous our sensei in being on time. Their classes, for instance would start at 1pm but they come in the office an hour before and prepare all the necessary materials for the class. So we always encourage the students to come in the class on-time and it was great as to how the students show their dedication and respect by also arriving in the class 30 minutes before the class.
We hope this enlightened you into studying Japanese language and not just study but embrace their customs and practices. Studying the language could be the first move and Jellyfish Education Philippines would really be happy to offer the class together with our Japanese senseis. See you here and enroll with us!
Last updated: 2021-11-24 06:42:09
2020 Summer Olympics Exciting Updates!
After the success of the previous Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea, everyone is very thrilled for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics also referred as "Games of the XXXII Olympiad". Among the cities elected to be the host (Tokyo, Istanbul & Madrid) Tokyo, the capital of Japan victoriously won. With this, Japan is the first ever Asian country who will host an Olympics twice , last 1964 & this coming 2020.
Japan's Olympic Organizers mentioned that it will be the most innovative version of the event ever organized that rest on the three fundamental principles: "Striving for your personal best; accepting one another, and passing on a legacy for the future."
As part of the event preparation, the 2020 Olympic official mascot was finalize trough a voting system participated by 16, 769 elementary schools. Approved by the International Olympic Committee, we will witness a total of 55 games contested by athletes around the world, , 33 for Olympic and 22 for Paralympics.
Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee is currently conducting the Tokyo 2020 Medal Project to manufacture approximately 5,000 gold, silver and bronze medals for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This project is targeting a 100% recycling rate in the refining of gold, respecting the environment by using scrap metals in the manufacture of medals. The organizer also expect and in need of almost 110,000 volunteers, from games to City volunteers.
Alright, that's it for now. If ever those points excite you to watch live, start preparing for the expenses that might cost you upon visiting that country. A visa, plane ticket, game ticket, accommodation and also don't forget to bring some basic Japanese language with you, wherein Jellyfish Education can help you from basic to advanced levels, to enjoy this memorable trip!
Last updated: 2021-11-24 06:42:09
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Last updated: 2021-11-24 06:43:27
Tokyo Consulting Firm signs MOA with Jellyfish Education
Tokyo Consulting Group is a Japanese company established by Yasanuri Kuno by the year 1998. It expanded its scope of service to different countries including the Philippines, which was established by the year 2011 and named as Tokyo Consulting Firm Co. Ltd.
Its main services are business setup, bookkeeping, accounting, audit, tax, labor & human resources (social insurance and payroll), and outsourcing. Furthermore, they also provide consulting and advising services in various types of businesses and industries for foreign and prospective entities setting business in the Philippines.
As for the content of the MOA, both parties agreed to provide an opportunity for Jellyfish Education's Nihongo class students upon reaching a specific JLPT/Nihongo level. Wherein, students will have a chance to get hired by TCG's Japanese company clients who are in need for Japanese speakers.
The contract signing was headed by Jellyfish Education's Managing Director, Engr. Jonieces Acaylar and the HR Manager of TCG, Atty. Mervin Jay Fernando and Ms. Wynona Mikkaella Cacay (Recruitment Assistant). Also, present during the event was Ms. Shea Leyros (Senior Marketing Specialist) and Ms. Venia A. Diolata (Marketing Specialist) of Jellyfish Education.
So for Filipinos out there who want to study Nihongo language and explore the opportunities that it can offer even here in the Philippines, let Jellyfish Education help you with it. INQUIRE NOW!
Last updated: 2021-11-24 06:45:25
WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY NIHONGO THIS SUMMER?
However, don't you want to be productive? I mean, summer could also be the perfect time to learn Japanese!
So, you decided to learn the language and have asked yourself, "Why"?
Japan language and culture are interesting. You know all about manga and anime, you’ve sung to Japanese pop and even dined to on sushi and sashimi. As to the culture, it certainly made its mark internationally and has been shaped by the influence of Asia's great civilizations: India, China, and Korea. While the cultures of these Asian countries differ, Asian cultures together share many similarities that differentiate them from Western ways and norms. So a study of Japanese can open your perspective on the values that other Asian nations share with Japan, including religious beliefs, ethics, and aesthetics. When you're familiar with Asian cultures, it also allows you to step outside the culture you live in and see it from a fresh and new perspective.
On the serious note, learning Japanese could also bring you business opportunities. Being able to communicate with potential clients in their language is the key to winning their business. In addition, when you learn Japanese, you become not only adept in the language but also gain an insider view of the culture. Understanding the Japanese work ethic, their business etiquette, and knowing which cultural no-no to avoid can often make or break a significant business deal.
"Okay, I've decided to learn Japanese, what's next?"
While there may be times you get tired and take a couple of weeks off because you had to go a beach, stick still to your schedule. Spend at least 2-3 hours a day studying the language. Otherwise, you may forget what you've already learned for.
However, don't overdo it. When people get inspired and motivated, they tend to burn themselves out as well. Make a schedule, take scheduled breaks. It's not the actual studying that's hard, it’s sticking to your schedule, no matter how short it is.
"I want to further study the language." How?
Enroll yourself and be taught with formal teaching at a school that offers Japanese language classes. Solidify your knowledge. Summer is an opportunity to really get to know everything about Japanese. Become a pro in the language. Jellyfish Education Philippines, Inc. offers study Nihongo program, from basic to advanced classes to individuals who want to study Japanese language.
Nonetheless, it’s summer, enjoy yourself a little. Studying another language may not be fun but that’s what you have to deal with when you want to learn another language.
Anyways, I wish you all the best of luck in studying your Japanese this summer. Ganbatte kudasai!
Last updated: 2021-11-24 06:47:40
Jellyfish Education Consultancy Philippines Inc. changes its name to Jellyfish Education Philippines Inc.
Sending individuals to study intensive Nihongo in Japan and at the same time is given the opportunity to get a part-time job. Aside from the Study in Japan program Jellyfish Education also offers Nihongo Class to Filipinos who wants to learn the Japanese language without leaving the country.
This year of 2018, Jellyfish Education is aiming to get a certification coming from TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority). In order to comply with TESDA requirements the company needs to omit the word consultancy from its name. Having the word consultancy in the company name is perceived as misleading or confusing as per TESDA.
In this regards, Jellyfish Education Consultancy Philippines Inc., is now called as Jellyfish Education Philippines, Inc., (JEP. INC) and has been registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission last December 7, 2017.
With 6 years of helping Filipinos become globally competitive through their Study in Japan and Nihongo Class Program,Jellyfish Education Philippines Inc., is looking forward to continue to grow and serve under their new name.
The company will continue to operate in its current structure, and contacts will remain unchanged. Other than the visible changes, there is no change in ownership and no change in staff. The office location and phone numbers will remain the same as below.
Unit 902A Philippine Stock Exchange Center
East Tower Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
(02) 570 1290
802A Keppel Center along Samar Loop cor.
Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
# Expand your Horizon
Last updated: 2021-11-24 06:50:16
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE AND PASS JLPT?
According to its website, it was first offered by the year 1984 through Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services.
Due to its almost 25 years of existence, this examination is really well-known worldwide like in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Oceania, North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Africa. Aside from this, the said two founding organizations made some revision to the examination to deal with the most advanced research in Japan's pedagogy and testing theories.
Since this examination is widely known, a lot of foreigners overseas are taking it together with the hope of passing it for their different personal reasons and majority of their answers are the following:
· For career advancement
· To boost on resume
· Opportunity to work in Japan
· Opportunity to have a highly compensated work even in the Philippines
· Future migration in Japan
On the other hand, as for those people who wants to take a deeper understanding of the advantages of taking and passing this exam are the following:
· Earn points for preferential treatment for Immigration to Japan- For those foreigners who wants to enter and work in Japan, passing a specific N-Level will give you some points to have a preferential treatment from the immigration. This treatment pertains the so called "Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals" wherein they can enjoy the a lot of benefits such as permission for multiple activities during the stay in Japan, grant of the 5 years period of stay, relaxation requirements for grant of the permission for permanent residence concerning the period of stay in Japan, permission for the spouse of the highly skilled foreign professional to work, bring parents or domestic worker to accompany the highly-skilled foreign professional to Japan under certain conditions and preferential processing of entry and residence procedures.
· One of the requirements to take Japan's national exams for medical practitioners and assistant nurses- If you are a medical practitioner who is licensed overseas or a professional and wants to take Japan's national exam, JLPT N1 certificate is a basic requirement. As for the assistant nurses, a JLPT N1 certificate is also a requirement and it is administered by each prefecture. Aside from these, here are the other professions that requires N1 certification: Dentist, nurse, pharmacist, public health nurse, midwife, radiology technologist, dental hygienist, dental technician, clinical laboratory technician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, orthoptist, clinical engineer, prosthetist, emergency medical technician, speech therapist, veterinarian
Just to summarize up this whole article, the above listed advantages are just some of the pros of passing the examination that can hopefully help you in deciding whether to take it or not. But at the end of this day, whatever your reason or your goal to take this examination, Jellyfish Education can help you with it through its JLPT Review classes.
Last updated: 2021-11-24 06:57:49
Jellyfish Education's first ever Loyalty Card!
Leading our students to their dream target level upon studying the Nihongo language in a fun, exciting and comprehensive way is our primary objective with this program. Having this kind of objective, we want to let these students continue their studies with us and create a strong relationship with them even during and after finishing the whole program.
The Jellyfish Education's Loyalty Card is customized for the student's welfare. Through this card, once they enrolled in the Nihongo Program, they can already get this card for FREE and will have a chance to avail FREE JLPT registration, FREE Jellyfish Education's Standard Test (Mock exam for JLPT), Discount for JLPT review class, discount to tuition fees, and even FREE passport visa processing. So the question now is, how to get points for these rewards?
Just like the other loyalty cards, students will be able to get one stamp if they enrolled for a per module class (30 hours) and 4 stamps for those who enrolled to the Lock-in class (150 hours) which gives them the title for the FREE JLPT registration and Jellyfish Standard Test. As for the students enrolled in a per module class, no need to worry since the card validity is for 2 years, so you still have a lot of time to gather more stamps for your target reward!
So if you are excited to have your own loyalty card, you can visit our website or our offices to enroll. Secure yourself a card now, for the amazing rewards await you!
Last updated: 2021-11-24 07:06:16
Traveling Japan: 5 useful Tips!
Getting Yen before you leave
First and foremost money is the most important aspect of your travel. Japan in many places still relies heavily on cash, which is why it is best to exchange your money into Yen beforehand. There are also exchange services at airports and major train stations. You can also use your international ATM card to get cash directly from your bank account at these locations. Be sure to let your bank know you will be out of the country and check with them about transaction fees.
Check your carrier about data programs they offer but most of the case it costs a lot when you open your mobile data (It can take you P1, 500.00 pesos per day just to use the internet in your phone relying on your carrier. Not very practical I suppose). That is why it would be better if you would rent a pocket Wi-Fi hotspot if you will travel with a group. The prices range from 5000 Yen to 10000 Yen for 6 days. If multiple people split the price it can end up being a great deal. Not to forget, there are lots of Free Wi-Fi spots & Services in Japan. First would be at your Hotels where you check in. If you’re a tourist, your hotel probably has wifi or internet. Also, cafes have wifi too. Not only that The Japanese government and some major communication companies are trying to make it a bit easier for wifi-accustomed foreigners, so they’ve offered up a few services. With that, getting internet in Japan will be least of your problems. Get ready to post pictures on your Instagram!
Get a JR Pass:
If you are planning to leave Tokyo, the JR Pass will be very convenient for you for just about 29,110 yen for ordinary and 38,880 yen for a Green Car. You can use this pass to allow you to access any JR line in the country for seven days, including several different shinkansen (high-speed) trains. Not bad for traveling around Japan and visiting other very beautiful prefectures. You can also buy these following passes: Hokkaido Rail Pass, Shikoku Rail Pass, Kyushu Rail Pass, Takayama Rail Pass, JR East-South Pass and JR West Rail Pass.
Convenience stores are your friend
With a conbini on virtually every block of Tokyo that is most open 24/7, nearly anything you need is within reach at any hour, no matter where you are in the city. The major conbini chains are 7-Eleven, Family Mart, and Lawson. These chains contain inexpensive, prepackaged food that is amazing and has canned coffee in each one to energize every citizen of a small nation.
Trains could become your biggest expense in Japan. However, while it is costly, it is also efficient. Rarely is there a delay in Japanese trains and if ever there is, it is only by mere seconds. Digital displays are present in most stations, stating the arrival and departure in both Japanese and English. Ticketing machines with maps are also available. It is basically the best mode to travel within the metro when it comes to time and comfort.
Learn basic Nihongo
Lastly, learning at least basic Japanese before you go to Japan is a big help. It will make your travel easier and less stressful because you can do some things by yourself instead of always relying on someone else to help or translate for you. It is also a way of showing how you are interested in learning more about their country and culture.
These are just a few tips before having your travel to Japan. Hope you have learned something from it and remember it is good to have a little research about the country on which you will go.
Get ready for your Japan adventure and learn your basic Nihongo with Jellyfish Education!
By: Maricore Anjireh Sepe
Jellyfish Education Nihongo Class
And Study in Japan student
Last updated: 2021-11-24 07:08:53
Best Instagram worthy places in Japan you should not miss!
Japan's highest mountain, the legendary Mt. Fuji stands 12,388 feet (3,776 meters) tall. The most picturesque place to capture the beauty of Mt. Fuji is in Hakone National Park. It is located 62 miles (100 km) from Tokyo, Mt. Fuji borders the Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures in Japan. The mountain can be reached by bullet train from Tokyo and then explored via tour bus. Another easy option is to take the Keio Express bus from Shinjuku in Tokyo directly to the start of the Kawaguchiko 5th Station climb. The bus takes two hours each way.
The Hachiko Statue in Shibuya Tokyo celebrates the life of Japan’s most famous dog, Hachiko, and his legendary loyalty to his owner. This Hachiko Statue is located next to the famous Shibuya Crossing and the very busy Shibuya Station. Ready your camera and show your own version of the BUSIEST INTERSECTION IN THE WORLD shot!
IG worthy place is the perfect place to have your #OOTD (outfit of the day) shot. Shop your outfit in Shibuya 109 (Ichi-maru-ky?) and pose in the middle of the Shibuya crossing! Shibuya 109 is a department store in Shibuya, Tokyo that features 10 floors of women's clothing boutiques and restaurants. It is situated alongside the famous scramble crossing and is a mecca for young women.
This place is also called Akiba after a former local shrine, is a district in central Tokyo that is famous for its many electronics shops. It is one of the most prominent places in Japan for people to shop for electronics and otaku goods. Because of its proximity to the popular sightseeing area of Asakusa and its easy access from Narita Airport and Ueno, Akihabara is a great place to go sightseeing and capture memories. With plenty of electronics available at low prices aside from the figures, toys, and other otaku goods, it is also the best place to buy additional memory for your camera!
Ueno Park (????, Ueno K?en) is a large public park next to Ueno Station in central Tokyo. It is Tokyo's most significant cultural center. Its 300 acres are filled with museums, temples, shrines, natural attractions, important institutions and several of Japan's top schools. If you are traveling in the season of Cherry Blossom, this is the best place in Tokyo to capture its beauty!
The Ginza (??) is Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining, and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores. Located south of Yaesu and Ky?bashi, west of Tsukiji, east of Y?rakuch? and Uchisaiwaich?, and north of Shinbashi. It is a neighborhood esteemed by everyone in Japan. It's a place where you can find the best fashion, gourmet, beauty, and other luxurious things you want to capture in Japan.
Get ready to lose while exploring these places so equipped yourself with basic Nihongo with Jellyfish Education!
Last updated: 2021-11-24 07:09:58
4th JEF was Successful
Twenty-two universities and language schools from Japan joined the event to showcase their programs and the services that they offer to foreign students, most especially to Filipinos who wish to Study and build a career in Japan.
A series of talks were conducted during the event including, Study in Japan Survival Tips and Opportunities & Demands in Japan for Filipinos.
The attendees also had the opportunity to learn the basics of Nihongo during the Nihongo 101-Nihongo Tutorial and Calligraphy activity presided by the Nihongo teachers of Jellyfish Education Consultancy (JEC) Manila and Cebu.
Japan is indeed a country with a flourishing culture in terms of Art, it was depicted during the event through various presentations such as the kendo performance, which a type of Japanese martial arts now known all throughout the world. Games and contests on kendama where most of the participants were invited from the attending crowd.
“It was educational and fun, Makes participants understand and appreciate Japanese Culture” said one of the attendees when asked about their experience during the 4th Japan Education Fair and convention.
Jellyfish Education Consultancy (JEC), the host of the successful event is very grateful to everyone who supported and joined the event. After seeing the love and interest for the Japanese culture from the Filipinos, JEC is more than excited to formally announce that the 5th Japan Education Fair and Convention will be on September 8 2018 in Cebu and September 9 2018 in Manila. JEC is inviting everyone to join again next year while they prepare for a bigger and more fun 5th Japan Education Fair and Convention.
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10 Fun Facts about Japan
Here is 10 Fun Facts about JAPAN (??)
1 – Japan or “Nihon/Nippon” in the Japanese language means “Land of the Rising Sun”. It is said before
that Japan was the first country to see the Sun rise from the east during daytime.
2 – This beautiful country is surrounded by these two bodies of water which are the: Sea of Japan to its
East and the Pacific Ocean to its West.
3 – It is said that the Japanese has the longest life expectancy around the world. With the average age of
44.6 and the life expectancy of 86.2 with the average age of male which is 81 years old and women with
88 years old and they are to believe to be 4 years longer than the Americans.
4 – It contains more than 6,000 islands. Tokyo is the capital being the largest city which is one of Japan’s
forty-seven prefectures. Tokyo-Yokohama area is the largest metropolitan region in the world. Next to
Tokyo are these other prefectures Osaka, Nagoya and Sapporo to name a few.
5 – The very famous Mt. Fuji (???) being the highest point, is one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains”.
It is believed that the spiritual force that flows through the mountains and their rivers, from the peaks to
the foothills, gives life to the land. The two other mountains of Japan are Mt. Tate ?? and Mt. Haku ?
? to compose the trio.
6 – Japan is a place that is rich with culture and tradition. From practicing Shintoism and Buddhism, their
theatrical art “Kabuki” to their tea ceremonies.
7 – The Japanese avoid the number four since it sounds as the word death in Japanese.
8 – This country has the lowest homicide but is the home of the most spooky “suicide forest” or named
as the “Aokigahara Forest (????)”. Second most popular place for suicide next to the San
Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
9 – Shinjuku Station (???) is Tokyo’s main train station. It is said to be the busiest in the world with
over 2 Million people passing through it every day.
10 – Japan’s train is the most punctual being said that its verge delay is just 18 sec.
Did you learn something new about Japan today? Comment down below if there are more facts that you
have known about the country: Japan and don’t forget to like this post for us to know if you want more
Fun Facts about Japan. See you next post! Matane! ????
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JEC launches 4th Japan Education Fair
JEC promises a bigger and more eventful Japan Education Fair on September 9 2017 at Philippine Trade Training Center Pasay City Manila and on September 10 2017 at Trade Hall II, 3rd floor Sm City Cebu, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City.
The two day succeeding event will be participated by students from different universities and business professionals, culture enthusiasts that aims to learn more about the Nihongo language and the study and work opportunity that is in store for them in Japan.
A more interactive, relevant and educational activities and contest are expected to happen at this year’s fair.
With a whole new level of learning and culture appreciation, The 4th Japan Education Fair and Convention will start accepting registration entries on May 2 2017.
JEC is expecting more than a thousand attendees this year following last year’s number.
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However, in the latter years, Akihabara has blossomed into becoming the center of Japan’s die-hard fan or better known as “otaku” culture.
Dozens of stores that specialize on anime, manga, retro video games, figurines, card games and other collectibles have dispersed themselves in the streets of the electronic store-infested district.
Other establishments relating to such otaku culture have also become popular in the area, namely cosplay cafes like maid cafes where waitresses dress up in French maid costumes or as other anime characters, as well as manga cafes, a type of internet cafe wherein other than having access to the internet, customers can read comics and watch DVDs also.
The connection of otaku culture and Akihabara has grown so strong that the district gained worldwide popularity for its distinctive imagery as the center for otaku culture.
Akihabara tries to create an atmosphere as close and similar as possible to the game and anime worlds that it piques the customers' interest so much so that some otaku even consider the place to be sacred.
What better way to explore Akihabara’s otaku attractions than to actually get to understand them in their native language. Learning Nihongo would enable you to no longer have the need to read translations, captions or subtitles anymore making your visit to the otaku center worthwhile
Jellyfish Education Consultancy (JEC) Philippines, a Japanese company that provides educational programs, is offering high-quality Japanese language training programs in coordination with Tochigi International Education Institute (TIEI). Not only will you learn Nihongo, but also about Japan’s rich culture and unique practices.
JEC Nihongo Class is open from basic to advance as well as classes for all Japanese Language Proficiency Tests (JLPT) levels and also for business Japanese.
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is a standardized test offered twice a year by the Japanese government to measure spoken and written comprehension of Nihongo for second language learners. It features five levels of exams ranging from elementary (N5) to advanced (N1).
The Business Japanese Proficiency Test is given by the Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO) which tests the learner's ability to understand Japanese in a business setting.
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Jec’s launch of Study Nihongo Website
And together with the company’s management policy “Expand Your Horizon”, year 2015 when the company offered Study Nihongo program for those people who wants to learn the language and be globally competitive.
So as the New Year starts, with a server and domain name www.studynihongo.com.ph., JEC proudly launches its newly designed website for the Study Nihongo program to give a hassle-free and convenient service for their customers.
This new website gives a calming vibe to its users due to its blue themed background which symbolizes wisdom and intelligence. Aside from it, they can easily access the website through its user friendly pages like the homepage, sensei’s page, latest updates/article page, payment terms, student gallery, inquiry page and chat buttons.
The home page of the site includes the available slots offered in both Manila and Cebu branches, appearance of classrooms and important facts about the program.
On the other hand, whenever the user wants to picture out who will be there sensei is once they enroll to the program, they can go to the sensei’s page which will provide them the JEC’s teacher’s profile including its photos. And for some literary articles or random facts about Japan or about the program itself, the user can read and share some of it at the article page.
Then whenever the user is decided to enroll to the program but he/she doesn’t know when, where and how much to pay, the user can just go to the payment terms page. On this page it will give them an idea about the amount of the tuition fee, payment procedures whether if it is on cash basis, installment basis, or payment through bank deposit as well as the terms and condition when the user makes an online registration.
The website also contains pictures of successful students who enrolled to the program as well as promos/ discounts offered both in Cebu and Manila branches. Moreover, if the user has some questions in mind that needs to be clarified, he/she can just go to the inquiry page, fill up the necessary details for him/ her to be called by one of JEC’s staffs.
Aside from this website launch, JEC will also introduce to its market the updated version of its Facebook page username which is “Study Nihongo w/ Jellyfish Education”.
Well, that’s how the Study Nihongo website and Facebook page works; it’s for you now to check that out! Learn Japanese and be globally competitive! Ganbatte Kudasai Minna-san!
Last updated: 2021-11-24 07:15:10
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