Tokyo Ramen Show 2016

Posted on October 26, 2016 | genkijacs

Japan is particularly known for its ramen noodles. In Tokyo, there is even a large event celebrating this delicious dish.


The Tokyo Ramen Show is one of Japan’s largest outdoor events organized annually since 2009. Starting October 27th, you will have the opportunity to see various types of ramen from different regions of Japan. Why don’t you go and have a taste?

Kitakyushu International Manga Competition

Posted on October 24, 2016 | genkijacs

When it comes to Art and Literature, Japan is particularly known for its famous manga and anime. Now is the chance for all the skilled draughtsmen among our Japanese language students to prove their talent:

In order to “Widely disseminate the charm and potential of Manga from Kitakyushu in order to spread manga culture throughout Japan and abroad“ the Kitakyushu International Manga Competition is held annually. This year’s application deadline is November 18th. Entries from both amateurs and professional artists are welcome. Apply and you might have the chance of winning either an amount of up to 500,000 JPY or gaining support with your manga career.


For further information visit:

Japan Is Being Haunted

Posted on October 18, 2016 | genkijacs

We are right in the middle of October and are soon to face the most haunted time of the year. The famous festival “Halloween” is being celebrated on October 31st all over the world. In Japan, it has gained growing popularity during the last few years. If you have not arranged any Halloween plans yet, here are some suggestions and events taking place in Fukuoka and Tokyo this month.



Join the International Halloween Party “Pumpkin Fever” in Hakata on October 28th from 8pm until 11pm. Please note, that GenkiJACS students can receive a discount if you show your GenkiJACS emergency card at the reception. (2000 JPY) For further information click or have a look at our posters at the lounge or the reception.

If you are interested in seeing interesting costumes, the Hakata Halloween Costume Parade and Contest may be just the place for you. It takes place on October 30th in Canal City from 10am until 9 pm. Go and enjoy the variety of “spooky” outfits.

Of course, there are many more Halloween events coming up in Fukuoka. In case, you want to know more, click on the following link:


Join the Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea Halloween Celebrations. Until October 31st Parades, themed food and merchandise and more are being offered at both theme parks. Children will be able to enter the parks in costumes during that period.

You can as well have a look at the famous Kawasaki Halloween Parade. Besides the main parade, a variety of activities are held from October 1st until October 31st.

Anime fans should also join the Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest. For 500 JPY a day, you can cosplay and place pictures at certain areas around Ikebukuro.

A big city like Tokyo has a lot to offer for the “haunted” day. A list of fun events can be found on:

No matter whether you live in Tokyo or Fukuoka, a lot of fun activities will be or are already being offered. Just enjoy the celebrations!

WIN up to one year of free Japanese study in Japan!

Posted on October 03, 2016 | genkijacs

In celebration of winning the top World Language School 2016 award, Genki Japanese and Culture school is giving away up to one year of free Japanese language study in Japan!


We're so excited, we just can't hide it!!
After having been shortlisted for this award for the past 8 years, winning it has been such a massive honour for our school, we wanted to do something really special for our students. So we decided to run two concurrent competitions with huge prizes - don't miss this opportunity to study Japanese in Japan, totally free!!

Enter the competition here for your chance to win, and good luck!

If you have any questions about the competition, email us at and we'll try our best to help!