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Experienced Japanese Teachers

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Nihongo-Pro teachers are professional, experienced Japanese teachers, many with experience teaching Japanese in an online classroom as well as traditional classrooms. With teachers located around the world, there is sure to be a Nihongo-Pro teacher that matches your Japanese language level, desired lesson time, and learning style.

All Nihongo-Pro teachers are professionally trained Japanese teachers, and many are experienced in teaching online Japanese lessons.

 
ASAI Yukiko
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2
 
ASO Yutaka
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
 
ISHIKAWA Satoru
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT
 
ISHIKAWA Yukiko
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N2 N3 N4 N5
 
KATO Mitsuyo
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N3 N4 N5
 
KAWAMURA Mamiko
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N3 N4 N5
 
LILLY Michiko
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
 
MUKAI Hitoshi
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N2 N3 N4 N5
 
NAGATOMI Fusayo
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
 
NAKAMURA Machiko
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
 
OKUBO Kazumi
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N2 N3 N4 N5
 
SHIMIZU Chigusa
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
 
UEDA Yumi
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N3 N4 N5
 
YAMAFUJI Hiroko
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
FUKANO Maiko
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT
HAYASHI Nami
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N3 N4 N5
SASAKI Miki
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5

Success in learning Japanese starts with a great teacher.

Nihongo-Pro teachers offer unsurpassed quality in online Japanese lessons. You can learn Japanese online from native-level speakers with professional Japanese teaching experience and credentials.

Nihongo-Pro teachers provide private Japanese lessons built just for you in our online Japanese classroom. No other online Japanese school can match our value with better teachers, better lessons, better classrooms, and better policies.

Our careful teacher selection and paid teacher training ensure your Nihongo-Pro teacher is expertly prepared for your lessons. Our teachers participate in continuing teacher education activities, such as workshops and simulated lessons, to ensure the highest possible quality of Japanese instruction.

Our teachers are committed to your success as you learn Japanese online.

ASAI Yukiko

浅井 幸子
  • Lives in New Jersey, U.S.
  • Graduated from Yamawaki Gakuen Junior College, Department of English Language and Literature
  • Certified as an English teacher for junior-high schools in Japan
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language at Human Academy
  • Japanese teaching experience includes:
    • Instructor at a Japanese language school (4 years)
    • Experience teaching Japanese lessons in private and group settings
  • Enjoys zumba, pilates, tennis, snowboarding, making candies and sweets, reading, and travel
Asai-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, including JLPT N1 and JLPT N2 preparation
  • Asai-sensei provides private lessons customized to your needs. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Provides private lessons focused on a variety of goals, including:
    • Using Japanese newspaper articles as learning material, learning Japanese and current events in Japan
    • Learning Japanese and Japan-related information you will need before traveling to Japan or starting a foreign exchange in Japan
    • Learning how to use commonly used Japanese phrases in different situations
    • Learning business Japanese conversation
    • Learning how to read and understand your favorite Japanese literature
  • Follow-up emails for your study and review
  • Homework provided, if you prefer
  • Periodic progress reports emailed to you
  • Asai-sensei uses the direct method of teaching, with instruction and explanation in Japanese as much as possible.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Asai-sensei's Private Lessons
Asai-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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ASO Yutaka

阿蘇 豊
  • Lives in Japan
  • Graduated from School of Humanities, Wako University
  • Master's degree from J.F. Oberlin University, Graduate School of International Studies, in Japanese Language Education
  • Certified as a Japanese instructor, having passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test
  • Decades of experience teaching Japanese, including:
    • Lead teacher at a Taiwan-based branch of Japanese Language School of the Tokyo Foreign Language Academy (TGN) (1984-1986)
    • Lead teacher at TGN Academy (1986-2005)
    • Directed Japanese language course for foreign-exchange students at the Gateway to Japan, University of Malaya, Malaysia (2005-2008)
    • Directed an intensive Japanese course at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HEDSPI) in Hanoi, Vietnam (2008-2010)
    • Vice principal and lead teacher at the Kaizen Yoshida School in Hochimin City, Vietnam (2011-2012)
  • Enjoys tennis, books, poetry, nature, movies, and good food
Aso-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, including JLPT N1, JLPT N2, JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5 preparation
  • Aso-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Remarks from Aso-sensei on his teaching style:
    • “There are no written letters in actual conversation, only sounds. In order to help you learn to speak Japanese through listening, my lessons include a lot of pronunciation practice.”
    • “Think of my classroom, not as a place where I teach you, but as a place where you and I practice Japanese together.”
    • “I am easy-going and upbeat. I’m looking forward to having lessons with you.”
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Reservation deadline: 12 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Aso-sensei's Private Lessons
Aso-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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ISHIKAWA Satoru

石川 智
  • Lives in U.S.
  • B.A. in Japanese History from Rikkyo University
  • M.A. in Japanese Language from the University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Certified as a social studies teacher for junior- and senior-high schools in Japan
  • Completed training as an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester
  • Co-authored the 『上級へのとびら』 series of intermediate Japanese textbooks, including the kanji text 『きたえよう漢字力』 and the grammar text 『これで身につく文法力』 (published by Kuroshio Publishing)
  • World-class teaching experience, including:
    • Japanese language instructor at Princeton University (7 years)
    • Japanese language instructor at Harvard University (3 years)
    • Japanese language instructor at the University of Iowa (5 years)
    • Experience in Japanese language education at other U.S. universities
    • Experience in teaching general Japanese courses as well as business Japanese conversation courses
  • Enjoys reading, tennis, cooking, and travel
Ishikawa S.-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at the intermediate level
  • Ishikawa-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Ishikawa S.-sensei's Private Lessons
Ishikawa S.-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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ISHIKAWA Yukiko

石川 有紀子
  • Originally from Kanagawa-ken, Japan
  • B.A. from Department of Sociology, Toyo University
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • International experience teaching Japanese, including:
    • Taught Japanese at the National Language University of Nizhnij Novgorod (Russia) (2 years)
    • Taught private Japanese lessons (5 years)
    • Taught Japanese at a Japanese language school in Russia (2 years)
  • Enjoys piano, reading, movies, and art museums
Ishikawa Y.-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at introductory, beginner, and intermediate levels, including JLPT N2, JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5 preparation
  • Ishikawa-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Ishikawa-sensei customizes her private lessons flexibly for each student's objectives. She has experience in pronunciation instruction for giving speeches in Japanese as well as singing in Japanese.
  • Follow-up emails for your study and review
  • Ishikawa-sensei welcomes email from her students
  • Able to use English or Russian as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Ishikawa Y.-sensei's Private Lessons
Ishikawa Y.-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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KATO Mitsuyo

加藤 光世
  • Lives in Japan
  • Graduated from Sophia University, Faculty of Foreign Students, Department of Hispanic Studies
  • Japanese teaching experience includes:
    • Works as a Japanese instructor at a Japanese language school in Tokyo (3.5 years)
    • Teaches private Japanese lessons (1 year)
  • Enjoys the Japanese drum (taiko), yoga, running, and travel (especially South America!)
Kato-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at the introductory, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, including JLPT N5, JLPT N4, and JLPT N3
  • Kato-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Able to use English or Spanish as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Kato-sensei's Private Lessons
Kato-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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KAWAMURA Mamiko

河村 麻実子
  • Lives in Japan
  • Graduated from Japan Women's University, Faculty of Home Economics, Department of Food and Nutrition
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • Certified as a Japanese instructor, having passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test
  • Wide-ranging Japanese teaching experience, including:
    • Worked as a volunteer Japanese teacher in New Zealand
    • Worked as a Japanese teacher at a Japanese language school in Fukuoka prefecture
    • Taught Japanese to international students at a Fukuoka-based organization
    • Taught online Japanese classes at an online Japanese school
  • Enjoys travel, language study, reading, and walking
Kawamura-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at the introductory, beginner, and intermediate levels, including JLPT N5, JLPT N4, and JLPT N3
  • Kawamura-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Kawamura-sensei's Private Lessons
Kawamura-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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LILLY Michiko

リリー 美千子
  • Lives in Minnesota, U.S. (previously lived in Mississippi, California, Japan)
  • Graduated from Kokugakuin University, Department of Literature, Japanese Literature Course (graduation thesis was on the well-known Japanese poet Nakahara Chuuya
  • Completed the course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, NAFL Institute correspondence course
  • Certified as junior-high and high-school teacher of Japanese (as a native language) and as a librarian teacher
  • Taught at the North Mississippi Japanese Language Supplementary School (2008-2009)
  • Served as librarian teacher at the Schurr High School, California (2003-2007)
  • Starting with her work as a DJ during college, Lilly-sensei has held positions related to words and language, including a broadcast writer, copywriter, editor, and Japanese translator. The more she has worked in the field, the more she has been drawn to the Japanese language in particular. Through her online Japanese lessons, Lilly-sensei strives to share that fascination with her students.
Lilly-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at all skill levels (introductory, beginner, intermediate, and advanced), including JLPT N1, JLPT N2, JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5 preparation
  • Specializes in a variety of private lessons, including:
    • Japanese literature
    • Assisting students in preparing academic papers
    • Assisting students in Japanese translation and interpretation
    • Business Japanese
    • Writing Japanese essays and other compositions
    • Japanese cooking, culture, and more
  • Lilly-sensei welcomes students of any age, from the youngest to the oldest.
  • Lilly-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Follow-up email after each lesson for your study and review
  • Monthly progress report emailed to you
  • Lilly-sensei loves to exchange emails with her students!
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Lilly-sensei's Private Lessons
Lilly-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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MUKAI Hitoshi

向 比登志
  • Lives in Vietnam
  • Attended Kansai University, Faculty of Sociology
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (NAFL Institute)
  • Certified as a Japanese instructor, having passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test
  • Japanese teaching experience includes:
    • Private lessons (2011 to 2012)
    • Japanese teacher at a university and high school in Hungary (2012 to 2014)
    • Japanese teacher at a Japanese language school in Vietnam (2014 to present)
  • Enjoys travel, historic sites, sake enthusiast, sports watching, movies, and reading
Mukai-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at introductory, beginner, and intermediate levels, including JLPT N2, JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5 preparation
  • Mukai-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Follow-up emails for your study and review
  • Mukai-sensei welcomes emails from his students
  • Excellent at Osaka-ben (Osaka dialect of Japanese)
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Mukai-sensei's Private Lessons
Mukai-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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NAGATOMI Fusayo

永富 房代
  • Lives in Japan
  • Graduated from Kyorin University, School of Foreign Language, Department of Japanese Language
  • Graduated from Aoyamagakuin Junior College, Department of English Language
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language at Human Academy
  • Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test
  • Over 10 years' experience teaching Japanese, including:
    • Taught Japanese at Nanjing Language School in China (1 year)
    • Taught Japanese at the Sudbrook Magnet Middle School in Maryland, U.S. (1 year)
    • Taught Japanese at a Tokyo-area Japanese language school (4 years)
    • Currently teaches Japanese at a Japanese language school in Chiba (5 years)
  • Trains instructors for the course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • Enjoys talking with people from different cultures, girl scout activities, languages, movies and TV dramas, yoga, ice skating, and karaoke
Nagatomi-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at all skill levels (introductory, beginner, intermediate, and advanced), including JLPT N1, JLPT N2, JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5 preparation
  • Nagatomi-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Able to use English or Chinese as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Nagatomi-sensei's Private Lessons
Nagatomi-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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2:00 - 2:50 amAvailable
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NAKAMURA Machiko

中村 真智子
  • Lives in Japan
  • Six years' experience teaching Japanese at a Tokyo area Japanese language school
  • Certified as junior-high and high-school teacher of Japanese (as a native language) and librarian teacher
  • Holds certification as a museum curator, psychologist, and supporter of special needs education
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language at Human Academy (1996)
  • Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test (2003)
  • Enjoys reading (history, psychology, essays, etc.), movies (horror, mystery, and action), tennis, swimming, archery, ceramics, karaoke, and travel
Nakamura-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, including JLPT N1, JLPT N2, JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5 preparation
  • Nakamura-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Nakamura-sensei's Private Lessons
Nakamura-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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OKUBO Kazumi

大久保 和美
  • Lives in Germany
  • Graduated from Sophia University, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Department of Russian Studies
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • Passed the Zenyoukyou certification examination for Japanese teachers
  • Japanese teaching experience includes:
    • Taught Japanese at a Japanese language school in Japan (1 year)
    • Taught Japanese at a Russian university (2 years)
  • Enjoys reading, travel, and cooking
Okubo-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at the introductory, beginner, and intermediate levels, including JLPT N5, JLPT N4, JLPT N3, and JLPT N2
  • Okubo-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Able to use Russian as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Okubo-sensei's Private Lessons
Okubo-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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5:00 - 5:50 pmAvailable
starts Jan 14
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SHIMIZU Chigusa

清水 千草
  • Lives in Japan
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language at Alpha Japanese Language Institute (London)
  • Taught Japanese at a Japanese language school in London (1 year) and a Japanese language school in Japan (4 years)
  • Taught private Japanese lessons (3 years)
  • Enjoys tennis, driving, sake, movies, and music
Shimizu-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, including JLPT N1, JLPT N2, JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5
  • Shimizu-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Provides private lessons for a variety of objectives, including:
    • Kanji study
    • Japanese reading comprehension
    • Japanese vocabulary
    • Writing essays or compositions in Japanese
    • Japanese pronunciation practice
    • Conversation skills for living in Japan
    • Japanese business conversation skills
    • Japanese news
    • Current events in Japan
  • Shimizu-sensei uses the direct method of teaching, with instruction and explanation in Japanese as much as possible.
  • Follow-up email after each lesson for homework and review
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Shimizu-sensei's Private Lessons
Shimizu-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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UEDA Yumi

植田 由美
  • Lives in Thailand
  • B.A. in General Studies from Temple University, Japan Campus
  • M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • Extensive Japanese teaching experience, including:
    • Worked as a Japanese instructor at three universities in Thailand, including Assumption University of Thailand (2000-2013)
    • Works as a Japanese instructor at a Japanese firm in Thailand
  • Enjoys travel, language learning, reading, and watching tennis
Ueda-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at the introductory, beginner, and intermediate levels, including JLPT N5, JLPT N4, and JLPT N3
  • Ueda-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Follow-up emails for your study and review as necessary
  • Accepts questions from students via email
  • Provides flexible private lessons in accordance with student's needs
  • Offers private lessons focused on a variety of topics, including:
    • Writing Japanese reports, short compositions, and so on
    • Reading Japanese novels, newspapers, magazines, and web sites
    • Learning Japanese specialized for particular industries, such as sightseeing, hotel and hospitality, and engineering
    • Giving business or academic presentations in Japanese
  • Able to use English or Thai as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Ueda-sensei's Private Lessons
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YAMAFUJI Hiroko

山藤 弘子
  • Lives in Tokyo, Japan
  • Completed a linguistics foreign exchange program in China and Singapore
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language at Sendagaya Japanese Institute
  • Has attained 3rd dan (rank) in kendo
  • Extensive experience teaching Japanese, including:
    • Full-time Japanese language instructor and curriculum director at a Japanese language school in Tokyo (6 years)
    • Part-time Japanese language instructor at a Japanese language school in Tokyo (6 years)
    • Japanese language education support to non-Japanese through the Tokyo Taito-ku ward office (5 years)
    • Private lessons to businesspersons, staff and family stationed in Japan, non-Japanese of Japanese descent, and Japanese repatriated from China
  • Enjoys touring archeological sites, stepping out in traditional kimono, carrying mikoshi during Japanese festivals, chorus singing, cooking, and zumba
Yamafuji-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, including JLPT N1, JLPT N2, JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5
  • Yamafuji-sensei tailors her curriculum to fit the goals and pace of each student.
  • Before and during private lessons, Yamafuji-sensei can counsel students in order to support the most effective learning.
  • Yamafuji-sensei uses the direct method of teaching, with instruction and explanation in Japanese as much as possible.
  • Provides private lessons for a variety of objectives, including:
    • Kanji
    • Japanese news
    • Events and affairs in Japan
    • Everyday Japanese conversation
    • Business Japanese
    • Travel Japanese
    • Preparations required for homestays or other stays in Japan
    • JLPT preparation
    • OPI preparation
    • Japanese for children
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Able to use Chinese as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Yamafuji-sensei's Private Lessons
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FUKANO Maiko

深野 まいこ
  • Lives in Austria
  • Graduated from Tezukayamagakuin University, School of Humanities, Department of Humanistic Studies
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • Taught Japanese, principally business Japanese and keigo, to Chinese students
  • Taught introductory Japanese at the Austrian Cultural Center
  • Enjoys sampling coffee shops and cafes, reading, the Internet, classic ballet, language and linguistics
Fukano-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at introductory, beginner, and intermediate levels
  • Fukano-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Able to use English or German or Chinese as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Fukano-sensei's Private Lessons
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HAYASHI Nami

林 奈美
  • Lives in Belgium
  • Graduated from Meiji Gakuin University with a major in French literature
  • Spent a year in Lyon, France, as a foreign exchange student during her university studies
  • Completed a foreign exchange program in Sydney, Australia
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (Arc Academy)
  • Taught private Japanese lessons to French-speaking students, focused on Japanese grammar, essay correction, and free Japanese conversation (2 years)
  • Enjoys languages, travel, reading, Japanese sake, movies and TV dramas, and balloon art decoration
Hayashi-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at introductory, beginner, and intermediate levels, including JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5
  • Hayashi-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Hayashi-sensei strives to provide effective, one-on-one personalized online Japanese lessons, using textbooks and other content interesting to her students.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Able to use English or French as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Hayashi-sensei's Private Lessons
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SASAKI Miki

佐々木 美紀
  • Lives in China
  • Graduated from Kobe University, School of Humanities with a major in Japanese history
  • Certified as a Japanese instructor, having passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (Arc Academy)
  • Japanese teaching experience includes 7 years teaching private and semi-private Japanese lessons to business persons, diplomatic staff, professional sports players, and their families in western Japan
  • Enjoys the piano, Chinese violin, watching DVDs (especially British movies), and travel
Sasaki-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at all skill levels (introductory, beginner, intermediate, and advanced), including JLPT N1, JLPT N2, JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5 preparation
  • Sasaki-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 3,160  or  € 21.88)   Buy Sasaki-sensei's Private Lessons
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