Japanese is said by some to be a difficult language to learn, but by coming to Tokyo and immersing yourself in Japanese culture while studying every day, you'll find that it can be a very enjoyable experience!

Nagai-sensei Since our founding in 1986, the Yoshida Institute of Japanese Language has helped over 4,500 students learn Japanese. A friendly atmosphere among students from many different countries. We make every effort to provide our students with what they need most for their study, along with any assistance they may need to live in Japan. Some students want to learn Japanese to study further at a university or technical college, while other students study primarily for business purposes. We tailor our programs to fit these needs so that every student will be able to use Japanese successfully in the future.

Classes for all levels

Our full-time, intensive classes allow students to completely master Japanese, whether they start as a complete beginner or as an intermediate or advanced student. The school year consists of four three-month terms, during which times students practice their Japanese daily. Students in the Beginning level classes cover basic grammar need to understand daily conversations in Japanese and learn to read and write hiragana and katakana, along with a small number of Chinese characters (kanji). As students continue to the Intermediate and Advanced levels they develop the skills needed understand increasingly complex conversations and readings.   more detailed :  A brochure(PDF-2610 kb)

Full-time Intensive Courses
Class Schedule Mornings
Monday - Friday,
9:00am - 12:20pm
Afternoons Monday - Friday,
1:20pm - 4:40pm
Term Start January, April, July, October
Term Length Three months (50 classes)
Levels Beginning (3 levels), Intermediate (3 levels), Advanced (2 levels)
Cost ¥159,000 tuition per term plus other fees (see our fees page for more detail)

Daniel To study in Japan you will need a proper visa. The type of visa you need depends upon the length of time you intend to study and your nationality. If you're just interested in studying for a three-month period, students from many countries can simply study using a normal tourist visa. But students wanting to study for six months or longer must have a student visa or some other type of visa that allows them to stay in Japan. The application process for a student visa is more complicated and takes a longer time, so you'll need to plan further in advance. Naturally, we'll help you with this and try and make things as painless as possible. You can find a more complete description on our admissions information page.

Life in Japan

Once you receive your student visa and arrive in Japan, we will give you a placement test and consult with you to determine which level is best for you. We can provide you with information on housing options in the area and help you obtain permission to take a part-time job, if your visa permits.

Kyungchae We hope that all students that stay in Japan will be able to experience Japanese lifestyle and culture. Every year we go for field trips, hold sports competitions, sponsor Christmas parties, and other activities. Students from all over the world join these events and enjoy our good atmosphere while making new friends. Please come and enjoy a taste of Japanese lifestyle! By studying Japanese you will be able to get the most out of your time here in Japan. While studying Japanese grammar and characters(kanji) is not always easy, we will be there to help you turn your effort into a rich and rewarding experience.

Letters in the Japanese alphabet are referred to as kana, specifically hiragana and katakana.