Nihongo-Pro offers live online Japanese lessons, both private lessons and group lessons, with experienced Japanese teachers

Meet Our Online Japanese Teachers: Experienced Professionals

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.

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OKUBO Kazumi
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
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ASAI Yukiko
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Introductory Japanese
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Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2
 
ASO Yutaka
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Beginner Japanese
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JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
 
ISHIKAWA Yukiko
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Introductory Japanese
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LILLY Michiko
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Beginner Japanese
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MUKAI Hitoshi
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
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NAGATOMI Fusayo
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
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NAKAMURA Machiko
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
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SASAKI Miki
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
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JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
 
SEI Yasuyo
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SHIMIZU Chigusa
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YAMAFUJI Hiroko
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FUKANO Maiko
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Introductory Japanese
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HAYASHI Nami
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Introductory Japanese
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JLPT N3 N4 N5
ISHIKAWA Satoru
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Introductory Japanese
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JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
KANAZAWA Yuuka
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Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
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MIMURA Mai
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Introductory Japanese
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YAMANE Tomoko
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Introductory Japanese
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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, as well as group lessons with an all-new curriculum, 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.

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
  • Able to use Russian as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
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
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Okubo-sensei's Private Lessons
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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 (1996)
  • Japanese teaching experience includes:
    • Instructor at a Japanese language school (4 years)
    • Experience teaching Japanese lessons in private and group settings
  • Enjoys tennis, watching volleyball, making sweets, reading, and travel
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
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 customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • In conversation lessons, Asai-sensei helps you acquire daily conversation skills relevant to each situation and based on your goals.
  • Follow-up emails for your study and review
  • 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
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   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.
  • 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. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Aso-sensei's Private Lessons
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ISHIKAWA Yukiko

石川 有紀子
  • Lives in Japan
  • B.A. in Social Psychology from 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 (3.5 years)
  • Enjoys piano, reading, movies, and art museums
  • Able to use English or Russian as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
Ishikawa Y.-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at introductory and beginner levels
  • 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 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
  • Periodic progress reports emailed to you
  • Ishikawa-sensei welcomes students' questions by email
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Ishikawa Y.-sensei's Private Lessons
Ishikawa Y.-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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LILLY Michiko

リリー 美千子
  • Lives in Minnesota, U.S.
  • Graduated from Kokugakuin University, Department of Literature, Japanese Literature Course
  • Completed the course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, NAFL Institute correspondence course
  • Works as a professional Japanese translator with a focus on educational materials
  • 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)
  • Worked as a copywriter and editor in Japan
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
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
  • 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!
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   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 Hungary
  • 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:
    • Instructor at a high school and university located in Hungary (2 years)
    • Private lesson instructor (2 years)
  • Enjoys travel, historic sites, sake enthusiast, sports watching, movies, and reading
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
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
  • 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. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Mukai-sensei's 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
  • Able to use English or Chinese as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
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
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Nagatomi-sensei's Private Lessons
Nagatomi-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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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. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Nakamura-sensei's Private Lessons
Nakamura-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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Nakamura-sensei is not currently accepting new students for private lessons.

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
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
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
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Sasaki-sensei's Private Lessons
Sasaki-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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SEI Yasuyo

瀬井 康代
  • Lives in U.S.
  • Graduated from the Prefectural University of Kumamoto, Department of Japanese Language and Literature
  • Graduated from Himeji Dokkyo University, Graduate School of Language Education (Japanese course)
  • Taught Japanese in the Phillipines (1 year)
  • Taught Japanese in China at a Shanghai language school and a Shenyang university (4.5 years)
  • Enjoys swimming, playing the piano, reading, and walking
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
Sei-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
  • Sei-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Sei-sensei customizes her lessons flexibly for each student's objectives.
  • Follow-up email after each lesson for your study and review
  • Monthly progress report emailed to you
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Sei-sensei's Private Lessons
Sei-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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10:00 - 10:50 pmAvailable

SHIMIZU Chigusa

清水 千草
  • Lives in Japan
  • Graduated from Toyoko Gakuen Women's College, Department of English Language and Literature
  • 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 (1.5 years)
  • Taught private Japanese lessons (3 years)
  • Enjoys tennis, driving, sake, movies, and music
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
Shimizu-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, including 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.
  • Shimizu-sensei customizes her lessons flexibly for each student's objectives.
  • 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
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Shimizu-sensei's Private Lessons
Shimizu-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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Shimizu-sensei is not currently accepting new students for private lessons.

YAMAFUJI Hiroko

山藤 弘子
  • Lives in 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
  • 10 years' experience teaching Japanese at a Tokyo-area Japanese language school and a Japanese language education organization
  • Enjoys touring archeological sites, stepping out in traditional kimono, carrying mikoshi during Japanese festivals, chorus singing, and cooking
  • Able to use Chinese as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
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 provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Yamafuji-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
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Yamafuji-sensei's Private Lessons
Yamafuji-sensei's Available Times for 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
  • Able to use English or German or Chinese as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
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
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Fukano-sensei's Private Lessons
Fukano-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
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Fukano-sensei is not currently accepting new students for private lessons.

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
  • Able to use English or French as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
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
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Hayashi-sensei's 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
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
Ishikawa S.-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
  • 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
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Ishikawa S.-sensei's Private Lessons
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KANAZAWA Yuuka

金澤 有華
  • Lives in Japan
  • Graduated from Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Department of Japanese Literature (completed the Japanese language education course)
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (Labo Japanese Language Institute)
  • Certified as a Japanese instructor, having passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test
  • Japanese teaching experience includes teaching Thai students at the introductory and beginner level of Japanese at a Japanese language school (2.5 years)
  • Enjoys snorkeling, hula dancing, photography, skiing, and reading
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
Kanazawa-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at the introductory and beginner levels
  • Kanawaza-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Kanawaza-sensei excels in providing easy-to-understand lessons for introductory-level students.
  • Free Trial LessonFree trial lesson offered to all new private-lesson students
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Kanazawa-sensei's Private Lessons
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MIMURA Mai

三村 麻衣
  • Lives in Guam
  • Graduated from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, School of Foreign Languages, Department of Japanese Language
  • Graduate degree from Himeji Dokkyo University, Language Education with a specialization in Japanese
  • Taught Japanese at the Salvador Japanese Language School in Brazil (2 years)
  • Taught at a Japanese language supplementary school in Guam (3 years)
  • Enjoys the culture, foods, and history of various countries, with a particular fondness for the music and movies of Brazil, where Mimura-sensei previously lived. Now residing in Guam, she enjoys trying her hand at Guam cooking.
  • Able to use English or Portuguese as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
Mimura-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at all skill levels (introductory, beginner, intermediate, and advanced)
  • Mimura-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: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • $ 25.00 per lesson (approx. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Mimura-sensei's Private Lessons
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YAMANE Tomoko

山根 知子
  • Lives in Luxembourg
  • Graduated from Meiji University, Department of Literature's Japanese literature course
  • Completed the Japanese language education course at the Alpha Japanese Language Institute (London)
  • Attained a post graduate certificate in teaching Japanese as a foreign language from the Institute of International Education in London (IIEL)
  • 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
  • Certified as junior-high and high-school teacher of Japanese (as a native language)
  • Holds certification as a curator, community education supervisor, librarian, and librarian teacher
  • Japanese teaching experience includes experience in Thailand and the Philippines, as follows:
    • Taught Japanese at Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University, Thailand (1 year and 3 months)
    • Taught Japanese at Emilio Aguinald College, Philippines (1 year)
    • Taught Japanese at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines (1 year)
    • Taught Japanese at Berlitz International, Philippines (nearly 1 year)
  • Enjoys swimming, jogging, bicycling, modern art, and walking
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs
Yamane-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
  • Yamane-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Yamane-sensei strives to provide lessons rich in opportunities for students to talk in Japanese.
  • 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. ¥ 2,720  or  € 19.42)   Buy Yamane-sensei's Private Lessons
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