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I look forward to continuing my Japanese language journey with Yamamoto Sensei and am grateful to have her as my teacher.
I first started seriously learning Japanese in 2012 after I had my first phone conversation with my Japanese aunt. From 2012 to 2014 I started learning more Japanese through college courses and devoted self study. As someone with mild autism I found I could easily dedicate myself toward learning Japanese language and culture. I also continued to have phone conversations with my aunt.

I began my Japanese language comeback on June 2nd 2020 when I started my first class with Yamamoto Sensei. Luckily I had learned a lot of Japanese language before and retained a lot of the knowledge from when I first learned it, so I was able to easily regain a lot of the knowledge I had forgotten as she educated me through the lessons. I am currently taking one class a week because of my busy work schedule as a massage therapist, I would like to take more than one class with Yamamoto Sensei in the future.

Yamamoto Sensei is very kind and has so much to offer, when she teaches a class it is made quite clear that she possesses plenty of experience as a teacher and plenty of knowledge on Japanese culture. She orients the class to the student's goal and is flexible to schedule changes. She also lives in Japan, and thus lives in a Japanese Language environment which is an invaluable way for a foreigner like myself to learn about Japanese language and culture. As I continue Yamamoto Sensei's lessons, I find myself learning something new in every lesson and it always gives me a sense of happiness to learn something I never knew before.

Yamamoto Sensei's positive personality makes the classes a lot of fun, and it is especially enjoyable when we have cultural exchange conversations. I still to this day am eager to learn from Yamamoto Sensei the meaning of every word in my favorite song "愛のメモリー".


I have had many language teachers in my life, but Ogihara-sensei is the best of them all.
I’m Pablo Gutierrez from Chile, and I’ve been studying Japanese with Aki Ogihara sensei and Nihongo-Pro since 2019.

When I started studying Japanese, I studied on my own through web pages and watching videos on YouTube. Although I felt that I was learning, I was not achieving the results I wanted. So, I got serious and looked for classes with a Japanese teacher. Googling the website that most caught my attention and that looked most reliable was Nihongo-Pro.

In the beginning I was not sure how good the online Japanese lessons would be . I had a test session with Steve, a very nice support person, where we discussed my goals and how to achieve them. After that I had my trial lesson with Ogihara Aki sensei.

The classes with Ogihara sensei are superb: her Japanese lessons are entertaining, and she is a gentle and patient teacher. Her teaching method is 100% efficient and helped me realize the need for an experienced and native teacher in the language. Also, Ogihara sensei speaks Spanish fluently, which I appreciate as a Spanish native speaker myself. Thanks to the motivation and support that Ogihara sensei has given me during classes and with extra work, I have managed to increase my level of Japanese very quickly and meet my goals. Now I am preparing for the JLPT and I am sure I will score a perfect 100!

Finally, let me add that I highly recommend Nihongo-Pro; the teaching platform is very good and technological. It is easy to use and share information, even practice kanji with ProPad.