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Message from principal Junko Nishihara

A New Age Approaches

principal Junko Nishihara

The field of Japanese language education is on the cusp of a new age. As the number of foreign students studying the Japanese language in Japan has decreased, the needs of those students presently studying Japanese have become much more varied. We believe that it is time for a new start.


Volunteer teaching activities are on the rise as well as various other educational activities. Now, more than ever, it is up to us to prove the real value of the Japanese language educational institution. That's why each and every one of our instructors are acutely aware that it is their responsibility to be top-class specialists in Japanese language education.

The Kyoto Japanese Language School, founded in September of 1950, has continually and consistently provided its students with a strong foundation in Japanese language instruction. But this alone falls short of our goals. We aspire to create not only a rich learning environment but also an advanced learning community, by working together with local schools and businesses. We also aim to increase our virtual presence by expanding our activities and learning tools on the Internet.


No matter how this age approaches us, basic education will not change in its effort to promote character exchange through people. What we have provided over the past half century through teaching "kotoba" and "kokoro" (language and heart) will surely last an eternity.