• 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.



  • Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, Japanese Language Institute (JLI), established in 1967, is a pioneer in teaching business and practical Japanese, accepting over 9,000 students from more than 90 countries. Students at JLI pursue careers in business, research, cultural exchange and more. Since October 2014, our faculty have produced original textbooks: NIHONGO EXPRESS Basic 1 & 2, and Jissen Bijinesu Nihongo Kaiwa Intermediate 1 & 2. Beginning in October this year, JLI will be offering a brand-new Career Development and Support Class for those who seek employment in Japan or abroad. Come and join us! The doors are open to you!
  • Yo Konno
  • Director, Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, Japanese Language Institute (JLI)


1-50 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


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