Meet Wa ! JOI Staff Blog

The Kanji 和(Wa) means harmony and also stands for the country of Japan 和(WA)の国(Kuni) .
Please take a look through some informative announcements and interesting stories and shown by the JOI staff and Support Team.

If you would like to have some help with reading the Kanji in the articles, we recommend the YomoYomo page.

Kawachi Wisteria Garden

Photographs from the Kawachi Fuji Wisteria Garden

JOI Staff and teacher travelled to the Kawachi Wisteria Fujien Garden and these are the photographs taken on the day trip.


Huis Ten Bosch, Sasebo & Kujukushima

The JOI staff introduce travel destinations around Japan. This blog focuses on Sasebo City in Nagasaki Prefecture and particularly Huis Ten Bosch amusement park and Kujukushima.

Survival Japanese course starts January 2017 !

JOI Online Japanese school is starting a 12 lesson Survival Japanese course from January 2017.

Announcing the 2016 JLPT Final Preparation Course schedule.

Announcing the 2016 JLPT Final Preparation Course schedule. 

Please see the JLPT page for more details.

Anniversary Campaign announcement

Today on February 14th 2016, JOI celebrates its 10th Anniversary since founding.

JOI Lunch Meeting in Nagoya

The JOI staff and teachers meeting up annually from all over the country.
Japanese autumn season

Japanese autumn season

Autumn has come to Sapporo in Hokkaido and Nakajima park.
 JLPT Final Preparation schedule confirmed

JLPT Final Preparation schedule confirmed

The 2015 JLPT Final Preparation Course schedule has been confirmed !
JOI 2015 JLPT Preparation Course is being set up

JOI 2015 JLPT Preparation Course is being set up

JOI will be holding the JLPT Final Preparation Course for 3 months from September to November.All levels will be catered for N1,N2,N3,N4,N5.
Japanese language expressions for rain

Japanese language expressions for rain

The Japanese language can often be poetic and detailed. There are expressions that capture very subtle differences in weather, taste, or even people's moods.

The Mitsuo Aida museum

The Mitsuo Aida museum

The other day, I visited the Mitsuo Aida museum which is located 5 minutes walking distance from Tokyo station.
*The Mitsuo museum is on the first basement level of the Tokyo International Forum building.

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