Japanese in Japan
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"I no naka no kawazu, taikai o shirazu"



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The idea that language creates the reality we live in is more real in Japan than anywhere else. There are three transcription systems that coexist in the use of Japanese: Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana. This fact shows the complexity hidden in a culture which can perform the tea ceremony and give birth to Manga at the same time.

Japan consists of four main islands: Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū and Shikoku, which account for 97% of the total surface of the country and a further 6,848 minor islands around them.

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The most important thing for us is your peace of mind and satisfaction. We understand that one of the main worries before you undertake your course abroad is to wonder whether you are really going to find all the things that you have signed up for. That is why at Acorn we will be with you every step of the way and you will have an emergency number available 24 hours a day. Once you arrive at the school you will meet the person in charge of your academic progress and the person in charge of your accommodation and wellbeing. They will both be available and in direct contact with you whenever you need them. In case of any eventuality we will also respond within 24 hours.

At Acorn we have a personal relationship with all of our schools, we visit them regularly and we communicate directly with the people in charge of every one of them. Not surprising, since we have known each other for years. This close relationship with the school directors and the organisation allows us to respond almost immediately and with the absolute confidence that any problem will be promptly sorted out. That is why, whether you are an adult or you are organising a course for your son or daughter, at Acorn we guarantee that you will receive the services you have booked.

If this is the destination of your choice, check out these websites with practical and interesting information about Japan []



State of the city after the earthquake.

Reassuring message:  http://www.city.kanazawa.ishikawa.jp/index_e.html