NEWS

SUPPORTIVE AND FAMILY ATMOSPHERE!

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS

It is totally fine to come to Japan by yourself. From the moment you knock on the door of JOA, you will not be alone. Support in English, Chinese and Korean is available. Friendly teachers and friends are waiting for you.

Life

Housing, orientations for Japanese life and manners, medical support…

Study

Homework based on one’s needs, supplementary follow-up lessons, consultations on speaking-ability, covering students’ weak-points and more.Homework based on one’s needs, plementary follow-up lessons, consultations on speaking-ability, covering students’ weak-points and more.

TEACHERS

We have excellent teachers with colorful characters. They will not only teach you Japanese, but also support both your study and life in Japan. Feel free to ask them anything.

SCHOOL RULES

Please attend your classes every day, unless you have a special reason not to.

To renew your visa, your class attendance rate needs to be 85% or above. You may not be able to advance to higher-level classes if you perform poorly in the periodic exams or behave inadequately during class.

COUNSELING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

We have many brochures for graduate schools, universities, colleges, technical schools and materials that are available to all. Optional classes are available for both arts and sciences majors. Furthermore, teachers will fully support you with your essays, thesis and research plan.

COMMUTING TO SCHOOL

Railroad: Trains and subways in Japan are punctual and convenient. The typical commute time using trains and subways is between 30 and 40 minutes.

Bicycle: There are few students who commute by bicycle. In Japan, bicycles are registered like automobiles and are controlled by the police. Please be careful not to take someone else’s bicycle.

ACTIVITIES

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Get outside the classroom and learn Japanese through real-life experiences.

Let’s have fun!
  • Tokyo Disneyland
  • Aquarium
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Bowling Tournament
  • Ueno zoo
  • Wind bell
  • Speech contest
  • Graduation

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

Experience traditional Japanese culture such as kimono/yukata dressing, the tea ceremony, calligraphy, wind-bell making and pottery. In addition, if they are on while you are here with us, you can watch sumo and see a kabuki performance.

※There is a minimum number of participants depending on the program.

LONG-TERM COURSES

Students aiming to attend undergraduate, graduate, or technical schools, study for one to two years. The classes are adapted to suit the needs of the students and cover topics such as preparation for the EJU and JLPT, including social studies, science and mathematics.

CURRICULUM

Beginner6 months
Content of Study
  • Learning Japanese pronunciation
  • Reading and writing hiragana and katakana
  • Reading and writing kanji
  • Learning basic verbs, adjectives, and nouns
  • Greetings and basic sentence structure practice
Target Level
  • Be able to make everyday conversations with Japanese without major difficulties
  • Be able to differentiate speech sounds in Japanese
  • Be able to pronounce and read Japanese speech sounds, words, and short sentence
Intermediate Beginner3 months
  • Practicing using sentence structure and verbs learned in the beginner course and applying polite language
  • Learning sentence structure and vocabularies needed for the intermediate course
  • Exercising reading longer sentences
  • Exercising communicating one’s opinions and intent
  • Be able to extract the gist from conversations containing unlearned words and expressions
  • Be able to establish mutual understanding with Japanese outside of the school
  • Be able to use polite expression
Intermediate9 months
  • Practicing sentence structure and expression for conversation
  • Learning and organizing vocabularies in kanji, adverbs, and idioms
  • Exercising reading comprehension of long sentences
  • Practicing hearing and reading comprehension leading to skills needed for listening lectures
  • Preparing for ability test level N1 and N2 and study abroad examsd
  • Be able to understand most conversations by Japanese
  • Be able to speak fluently on various topics
  • Be able to read quickly and read and write sentences in meaningful chunks
Advanced6 months
  • Discussing various issues (Japanese culture, events, and current topics)
  • Learning technical Japanese and acquiring skills needed for conducting research
  • Writing articles and reports along some theme
  • Practicing conversations that can be used in business situations
  • Acquire better reading comprehension abilities and sentence composition skills
  • Advance education by touching upon Japanese culture, literature, history and society
  • Develop the ability to make use of logical thinking and comprehension abilities that are required at universities, technical schools and companies

LIFE IN JAPAN

You will feel safe living in Japan even if it is your first time. We have staff who can speak Vietnamese, Chinese, and English. Please do not hesitate to ask us anything if you have any questions or worries

WEATHER IN Ibaraki

The temperature during summer typically ranges from 25°C to 32°C (77°F to 89.6°F) but occasionally reaches 38°C (100.4°F). The temperature in winter ranges between 0°C and 10°C (32°F and 50°F), and the difference in temperature between summer and winter can be over 20°C. Summer in Japan is very humid, and you will need short-sleeves, lightweight clothes, sandals, hats and similar. In some winters it does not snow in Ibaraki, but in other winters it may snow a few times.

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

Please make sure to join the national health insurance system.

ILLNESS AND INJURY

Please inform the receptionist immediately if you feel sick or get injured. In the event that you are examined and treated in a hospital in Japan, you will be responsible for 30% of the bill if you have joined Japan’s national health insurance system.

RESIDENCE

The monthly rent for a typical one room apartment or condominium in Ibaraki ranges from 30,000 to 80,000 yen (half price of Tokyo). Many students share apartments.

EATING

Many students cook for themselves at home in Japan, many stores are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can buy food any time. Some part-time jobs provide lunch and dinner for employees.

PART-TIME JOB

If you have a permit to engage in activities outside of your main reasons for stay in Japan, you can work up to 28 hours per week. Students tend to work at restaurants, convenience stores, hamburger shops, gyudonya, and similar places.

ACCESS IN IBARAKI

  • Narita Airport125 min by train
  • Haneda Airport123 min by train
  • Akihabara110 min by train
  • Shinjuku129 min by train
  • Asakusa108 min by train
  • Tokyo Disneyland109 min by train