Louis Vitalis

Louis Vitalis

Louis Vitalis is a well known budō teacher in the Netherlands and one of the language teachers of JACCU. In his language classes for JACCU, he focuses on basic Conversational Japanese.  Louis was born on August 9th, 1959. He started kendō in Amsterdam in April 1976,...
Haiku Kring Nederland

Haiku Kring Nederland

JACCU is delighted to announce our collaboration with Haiku Kring Nederland to start a Haiku group in Utrecht. Haiku Kring Nederland is an organisation that promotes the Japanese art of Haiku and Tanka poetry in the Netherlands. To kick-start this collaboration, we...
Japan Culinair: Umami

Japan Culinair: Umami

Umami, the 5th Taste The taste of umami [旨み] was discovered by Professor Kikunae Ikeda in the beginning of the 20th century. It was a whole century before the umami taste receptors on the tongue were discovered by scientists in 2002, next to our tastes of sweet, sour,...
Niek Span

Niek Span

Niek Span is one of the language teachers of JACCU. Niek has developed a deep interest in languages ever since he was a child. At the end of his normal school career, this interest was further fueled by a strong curiosity of the Japanese language – without...

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