SCETA Learn Japan

Facebook reminded me that I had a Yōkai event on 11/11/16 and I remember that I was very grateful for all your …

Practice Session

Beginners welcome!!!  It’s only $15/hr.  We practice speaking Japanese phrases.  Contact me for details.

Miss International Beauty Pageant

Miss US International 2017 is Shanel James from Maryland.  She is going to Japan for the Miss International Beauty Pageant.  I have …

Calligraphy Classes

First time?  Welcome!!! A calligraphy brush included.  Please contact me to schedule.

Miss U.S. International

Miss U.S. International 2017 is Shanel James from Maryland.  She is going to Japan for the Miss International Beauty Pageant.  I have …

妖怪 – Yōkai

In Japanese folklore Yōkai are supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, spirits, ghosts, and demons.  Some of them are friendly and …

Bonin Flying Fox

The Bonin flying fox (オガサワラオオコウモリ) is endemic to Japan and has been found in a few islands of Ogasawara (known as the …

Tipping in Japan

The custom of tipping is not common in Japan as it is in the U.S.  While you can tip a personal driver, …

招き猫 – Maneki Neko

Maneki-neko is a Japanese lucky charm of a cat and is also called “beckoning cat” in English.  Today it is well known …

Japanese Table Manners

Many people love Japanese food in the U.S., but most of us don’t know the dos and don’ts of Japanese table manners. …