Here at IH London we love all things Japanese language related – from brushing up on our vocab to enjoying Japanese culture here in the city. We’d like to share with you some of our top language tips to help you with your learning, as well as some recommendations on ways to enjoy the language and culture here in London. 


Partnership with Japan Centre

At IH London we are delighted to announce a brand new partnership with Japan Centre. With an incredible offering of Japanese products, Japane Centre specialises in sharing the wonders of Japanese culture with London and beyond. From its online store and vibrant food halls to its London restaurants, we’re thrilled to be working with Japan Centre and look forward to holding many events with the team over the coming months!

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Hungry for Japanese Food?

Located in Westfield Shepherd’s Bush, Ichiba is Europe’s largest Japanese food hall. Home to over 3,000 products, Ichiba is simply awesome. Whether you want to browse products to cook at home, or want to dine-in on authentic Japanese cuisine, Ichiba has the answer! It also has a range of other products too including ceramics and crafts – perfect if you’re searching for a Japanese inspired gift. 

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Valentine’s Day in Japan

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but how is the day celebrated over in Japan? From tomo-choco to giri-choco, find out how to celebrate Japanese-style in this blog post featuring IH London. 

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Japanese Pod 101

Looking for a good website to help with self-studying outside of class? Try Japanese Pod 101. This handy site has a good range of grammar and vocabulary activities, with videos to help you along as well. From Kana revision to language explained in context this is a great hub for resources.

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An Excuse to Watch Netflix!

Don’t feel guilty about lounging in front of Netflix, use the time to improve your language skills! There is a great selection of Japanese language films and series to work your way through. Pick up new vocabulary, see grammar in use, and gain confidence with your listening skills. One of our favourites at the moment has to be Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City. This Japanese reality show follows 6 young people living together in Tokyo, and is great for learning everyday phrases and seeing the vocabulary and grammar you learn in class being used in context. Warning – this show is highly addictive! 
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Japanese Reading Materials

Don’t forget, IH London students receive 10% off at The European Bookshop. The store has a wide range of options for all levels, from self-study books to easy-readers and popular novels. Whether you’re at beginner level or nearly fluent, the store has something for you! 

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Take a look at our upcoming Japanese courses at IH London.

Learn from our experts at IH London

We’d love for you to visit and learn with us. Explore our courses and if you’d like any help choosing a course, just let us know. 

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