Hi all,

おはようございます。Another show that I have been watching is リコカツ(Riko-katsu) by Nagayama Eita and Kitagawa Keiko.

One of the things in the show that spiked my interest: 家訓(かくん/family motto)

  • 一、至誠に悖(もと)るなかりしか

1: しせいに もとるなかりしか

To question whether you have not gone against your conscience, sincerity and the way of living

  • 二、言行に恥づるなかりしか

2: げんこうにはじづるなかりしか

Whether you have not done shameful against your words and actions.

  • 三、気力に缺(か)くるなかりしか

3: きりょくにかくるなかりしか

Whether you had perseverance whenever you try to do something.

  • 四、努力に憾(うら)みなかりしか

4: どりょくに うらみなかりしか

Whether you put in effort to achieve the same goal.

  • 五、不精に亘(わた)るなかりしか

5: ふせいに わたるなかりしか

Whether you were lazy or had a lazy attitude when you do things.

I think we need to apply the same amount of effort in learning Japanese so that we can achieve results in learning.


Beginner Japanese

Beginner Japanese: Foundation Studies (July)

Hi all,

Our new Beginner class for July is held online.

If you wish to attend offline lessons, please let us know in the “Contact Us” form.

Date: 11th July 2021 (Sun)
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Fees: $220 for 1st 10 lessons, $330 for subsequent 10 lessons (total of 60 lessons)
Textbook: $70 for 2 books (to be used from 11th-60th lesson)
Slots: 6
Teacher: Teo-sensei/Jasper-sensei

Contact us via this form here.



Lunch at Ootoya

Today, I brought my students to Ootoya and tried different kinds of food. I strongly recommend to try their pork belly and beef.

In case you don’t know, Ootoya started its history from a small Japanese restaurant focusing on “Teishoku” (定食, set meal) in Ikebukuro Tokyo in 1950’s. The restaurant chain aims to provides “heartful homemade dishes”, like what Japanese local people have at home everyday, which can never tire diners. So they may be different from what you know as Japanese food, Sushi, Kaiseki, Shabu-shabu etc. The plates at Ootoya are instead similar to meals hand-made by mothers at home.

We also managed to secure some good deals for our students. If you wish to find out more, join us!

They are located at Level 8, Orchard Central. Take the lift up to Level 8. After exiting the lift, turn right and walk straight. They are located opposite Kiseki Japanese Buffet.

181 Orchard Road
#08-012 (Verandah)
Singapore 238896
Tel: 6884 8901

Beginner Japanese

Beginner Japanese: Foundation Studies (pushed to 16th June/Wed)

Hi all,

We have received some requests to have the lessons in the classroom.

As such, we have pushed the class backwards to 16th June. This will allow the classroom to be freed up.

Please see the updated details

Date: 16th June 2021 (Wed)
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Fees: $220 for 1st 10 lessons, $330 for subsequent 10 lessons (total of 60 lessons)
Textbook: $70 for 2 books (to be used from 11th-60th lesson)
Slots: 8 (5 left)
Teacher: Teo-sensei/Can-sensei

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Best regards,


New Pre-Advanced Japanese class (N4 to N2 in 1.5 years)

Hi all,

We will be having our new Pre-Advanced Japanese class on Saturday afternoon.

While we wait for the class to start, students will be put into a holding class to revise N4 concepts at a discounted price.

After 1.5 years of studying with us, you would be able to take the JLPT N2 exam. We are the only place that guarantees you a JLPT N2 pass. =)

Starting Date: July 2021
Time: 3:15pm-5:15pm
Slots: 6 (2 left)
Fees: $350 for 10 lessons/1 term
Textbook: $60 (to be used for 15 months)
Teacher: Can-sensei

Why wait? Contact us now via this form!


New classes

Dear readers, potential students,

Thank you for your support towards Tsubasa Language Services.

As we only have 1 classroom, we are not opening too many classes as of now.

However, we will try our best to accomodate to every request that comes in.

Please feel free to email us if you are looking for Japanese lessons.

Thank you very much.