The Japanese Language Institute (JLI) has been teaching business and practical Japanese to business people, corporate trainees, families of expatriates, spouses of Japanese citizens, students and other foreign adults.

A diversity of programs, from daily to weekly

The Regular Program(9:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m., 5 times/week, visa sponsorship available)
→With a stress on business and practical conversation, it also emphasizes reading and writing.

The Part-time Program(Early morning, afternoon, evening, Saturdays, 1-2 classes/week)
→Business and practical conversation, news, JLPT preparations, etc.

Private Lesson (as-needed basis)
→Customized to the student’s needs


Diverse student backgrounds

  • An even distribution of students from Europe-North America, East Asia and other areas.
  • Trainees from corporations, organizations and colleges, as well as private learners.
  • A forum for cross-sector and cross-cultural communication and for information exchange based on the common objective of Japanese learning.

Student voice


From beginners to highly-advanced learners

  • Mastering Japanese methodically, taking slow and solid steps at the basic level and gaining traction through the intermediate to the advanced levels.
  • Focusing on practical Japanese conversational skills for the business and day-to-day contexts.。
  • Providing business negotiation, meeting and presentation skills for the highly-advanced level.
  • Studying relevant manners, etiquette, culture and customs.

Convenient location

  • Located at the center of Tokyo: Yotsuya in Shinjuku City
  • 3 minutes from Yotsuya Station on JR Chuo and Sobu Lines and Tokyo Metro (Marunouchi and Namboku Lines).

Transport access

Founder The International Education Center (authorized in 1948) On the International Education Center (IEC)
Cumulative number of alumni Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin:Approx. 150,000 / JLI: Approx. 7,000
Location 1-6-2 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 〒160-0004
3 minutes from Yotsuya Station on JR and Tokyo Metro

Contact Us

  • 03-3359-9600
  • Reception Hours: Mon.-Thu. 9:00-19:30 / Fri.-Sat. 9:00-17:00
  • 3minute walk from Yotsuya Station
  • 1-6-2 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0004 Nearest Station Yotsuya Station JR Chuo and Sobu Lines/Subway Marunouchi and Namboku Lines

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