• Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, Japanese Language Institute

One-on-one consultation and try-out lesson: We will be happy to give you details of our programs and answer your questions.

50 Years of Actual Results

The features of Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, Japanese Language Institute (JLI) are:

Founded in 1967 by the nonprofit International Education Center, Nichibei JLI has attracted more than 9,000 students from over 90 countries. The features of Nichibei JLI are: 1) stressing Japanese conversation skills with practical application for business and daily situations; 2) utilizing user-friendly original textbooks written in both Japanese and English (Basic to Upper-Intermediate); 3) learning Japanese via TV news and dailies, honing writing and presentation skills (Intermediate to Advanced); 4) targeting business-people, job seekers, families of expats, spouses of Japanese, and other adult learners. Nichibei JLI is conveniently located in the center of Tokyo, a five-minute walk from Yotsuya Station.



Short-Term Course (Regular Program)
Meeting on weekday mornings, this course offers an opportunity for intensive Japanese learning for both long- and short-term residents. With a particular focus on conversation, this course aims at comprehensive language development.
2-Year General Course (Regular Program)
You may apply for a student visa for this intensive course. If you live overseas and intend to learn Japanese for a long period, this is the ideal course for you.
Part-time Program
Meeting once or twice a week on early mornings, mornings, afternoons, evenings or Saturdays; this program offers various classes (e.g. daily and business conversation, TV news listening comprehension, JLPT Preparation).
Private Lessons/Semi-Private Lessons
Individual sessions with student(s) and an instructor; the lessons can accommodate your schedule, pace of learning, desired curriculum (business/daily conversation, job interview/JLPT preparation). Lessons may be held at Nichibei or your company.
Japanese Training for Corporations
As we specialize in business Japanese lessons, we offer language training for corporate clients. We will customize lessons to suit each applicant.


  • Learned about Japan through Nichibei JLI

  • I came to Japan from India to work at a Japanese airline company as a representative of the local branch and studied at Nichibei JLI for about two years in the Regular Program and Part-time Program. In Japanese, there is a lot of grammar that cannot be fully translated into my mother tongue or into English. I struggled with Japanese, but thanks to Nichibei JLI, and I came to want to learn about Japan more deeply. Although I returned to India at the end of last month, I want to continue to study.
  • Shelly EGBERT
  • Student at Nichibei


1-50 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


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