Experienced Japanese Teachers

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.

Yumiko KUROKAWA
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4
Masahiro ARAI
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT
Yuko ARAKI
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
Yutaka ASO
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
Akiko ISSHIKI
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N2 N3 N4 N5
Akiko MIURA
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N3 N4 N5
Noriko MIURA
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N2 N3 N4
Machiko NAKAMURA
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
Namiko OHNO
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
Chigusa SHIMIZU
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
Kyoji YAZAWA
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
Fusayo NAGATOMI
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
 
Chie TSUYUGUCHI
Introductory Japanese
Beginner Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
JLPT N1 N2 N3 N4
 
Yukiko ASAI
Yukiko ASAI
Michiko FUJIWARA
Michiko FUJIWARA
Nami HAYASHI
Nami HAYASHI
Chiaki KASPER
Chiaki KASPER
Takako KATANO
Takako KATANO
Mamiko KAWAMURA
Mamiko KAWAMURA
Aki OGIHARA
Aki OGIHARA
Kazumi OKUBO
Kazumi OKUBO
Kyoko TANOSHIMA
Kyoko TANOSHIMA
Miki YAMAMOTO
Miki YAMAMOTO

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.

Yumiko KUROKAWA

黒川(くろかわ) 祐三子(ゆみこ)
  • Lives in Japan
  • Bachelor's degree in Culture, Linguistics, and Japanese Language Education from Kagawa University, Faculty of Education, School of Integrated Arts and Science
  • Doctoral studies in Japanese language education at Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education
  • Doctoral studies in Japanese language and culture education (formerly Japanese language education) at Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education (not complete)
  • Certifications include:
    • Japanese language teacher at junior high school level in Japan
    • ACTFL OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) tester (certification not active)
    • Full professor in saga-goryū style of kadō (Japanese flower arranging)
  • Japanese teaching experience includes:
    • Taught Japanese at a Taiwan-based technical school (1997-1999)
    • Taught Japanese at Japanese language schools in Kagawa and Hiroshima prefectures (1999-2017)
    • Provides instruction in Japanese language and Japan current events to college-level exchange students in Kagawa prefecture (2016 to present)
    • Trains prospective Japanese language teachers at a teacher training facility (2009-2013, 2020 to present)
  • Enjoys kadō (flower arranging), shodō (calligraphy), swimming, pilates, walking, and reading
  • Shodō (calligraphy) awards include:
    • Highest honors in modern poetry calligraphy at 42nd annual tournament hosted by Mainichi Shodō Society (2015)
    • Honorable mention in modern poetry calligraphy at 43rd annual tournament hosted by Mainichi Shodō Society (2016)
    • Highest honors in modern poetry calligraphy at 44th annual tournament hosted by Mainichi Shodō Society (2017)
    • Excellence award in modern poetry calligraphy at 46th annual tournament hosted by Mainichi Shodō Society (2019)
Kurokawa-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, including JLPT N1, JPLT N2, JLPT N3, and JLPT N4.
  • Kurokawa-sensei offers lessons customized to each student's goals. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Kurokawa-sensei can help you learn Japanese for a variety of goals, including:
    • Preparation for the JLPT (N4, N3, N2, and N1) or BJT (Business Japanese Test)
    • Reading comprehension
    • Writing essays and short compositions
    • Everyday Japanese conversation
    • Giving speeches
    • Japanese in business situations or when looking for work
    • Japan culture and current events
    • Kanji
    • Japanese pronunciation and intonation
  • Free Trial LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new students
  • Able to use English as an instructional language based on the student’s needs; also speaks a little Chinese
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
Kurokawa-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
Choose your time zone:
Lesson TimeSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
7:00 - 7:50 am
Sunday
Available
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Available
8:00 - 8:50 am
Sunday
Available
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Available
6:00 - 6:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Available
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
7:00 - 7:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Available
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
8:00 - 8:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Masahiro ARAI

新井(あらい) 正博(まさひろ)
  • Lives in Toronto, Canada
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Law, Faculty of Law at Toyo University
  • Master of Fine Arts, Graduate School at the University of New Orleans
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language at Takushoku University
  • Active as an artist and lithographer, with works included in collections at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Georgetown University libraries, the Sprint Corporation, and others
  • Designed the cover and illustrations for Michiru Hano's Japanese Colloquialisms in the Kansai Dialect of the Osaka Region
  • Assistant instructor for a Japanese language course at the University of New Orleans
  • Several years' experience as English instructor and drawing instructor
  • Enjoys performing various wind instruments, including the shakuhachi, shinobue, flute, tin whistle, and clarinet
Arai-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at the introductory, beginner, and intermediate levels
  • Arai-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • The spoken language is emphasized in Arai-sensei's lessons—he strives for an enjoyable lesson speaking with you in Japanese.
  • Arai-sensei welcomes email from students. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to write him.
  • He especially appreciates questions or interest from students regarding:
    • Japanese literature from 1900 to 1980 (the late Meiji era to the early 50s of the Shōwa era)
    • Japan television programs, manga, and culture from the 1960 to 1980 (30s to 50s of the Shōwa era)
  • Free Trial LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new 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
Arai-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
Choose your time zone:
Lesson TimeSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
11:00 - 11:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday
4:00 - 4:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Yuko ARAKI

荒木(あらき) 裕子(ゆうこ)
  • Lives in Japan (previously lived in Honolulu, Japan)
  • Graduated from Hiroshima University, Faculty of Education, Program in Teaching Japanese as a Second 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)
  • Japanese teaching experience spans over 17 years, including:
    • Japanese language teacher at Hiroshima area Japanese language schools
    • Teaching Japanese to businesspersons at an international school
    • Teaching Japanese to English language teachers on behalf of the Hiroshima Board of Education
    • Japanese language instruction in Honolulu
  • Enjoys traveling abroad, visiting onsen (Japanese hot springs), tabearuki (going from one restaurant to another, sampling various foods), watching anime and drama programs, reading (loves manga!), and karaoke
Araki-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
  • Araki-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Experienced in the following types of lessons:
    • Living in Japan: Speaking with Japanese friends, language for everyday life in Japan
    • Business Japanese: Working in Japan or for a Japanese company
    • Survival Japanese: Essential Japanese to learn before a trip to Japan or study abroad in Japan
    • Lessons based on manga and anime
    • Japanese used by young people
    • Japanese used on the Internet
    • Writing emails
    • Writing essays or other short compositions
    • Preparing for the JLPT test
    • Preparing for the J.TEST: Test of Practical Japanese
    • Something else? Araki-sensei builds a lesson plan to fit your goals and interests.
  • Offers lessons in Japanese only, English only, or a mixture of English and Japanese. (At the intermediate level and above, Araki-sensei uses Japanese exclusively as much as possible.)
  • Free Trial LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new 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
Araki-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
Choose your time zone:
Lesson TimeSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
6:00 - 6:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Available
Saturday

Yutaka ASO

阿蘇(あそ) (ゆたか)
  • 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)
  • Poetry awards and publications
    • Published three poetry collections: 『窓がほんの少しあいていて』, 『ア』, and 『とほく とほい 知らない場所で』
    • Named a recommended poet by Shigaku magazine, a monthly journal devoted to Japanese poetry
    • Winner of 16th annual Yamagata Prefectural Poetry Tournament
    • Winner of 63rd annual Takayama Chogyū Award
    • Other published works: 『シテ』, 『布』, and 『ひょうたん』
  • 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 LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new students
  • Reservation deadline: 12 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
Aso-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
Choose your time zone:
Lesson TimeSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1:00 - 1:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday
2:00 - 2:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Available
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
3:00 - 3:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Available
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Available
Saturday
7:00 - 7:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday
8:00 - 8:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday
9:00 - 9:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Akiko ISSHIKI

一色(いっしき) 秋子(あきこ)
  • Lives in Japan
  • Master's degree in linguistics with an emphasis in Japanese language education from Tohoku University, Faculty of Arts and Letters
  • Japanese teaching experience includes:
    • Taught at a Japanese language school in Sendai (2004 to 2005 and 2006 to 2010)
    • Japanese teaching assistant at the Japan Foundation in Uzbekistan (2005 to 2006)
    • Provided training for Japanese language teachers who taught Japanese to technical trainees in Kanagawa prefecture (2010 to 2015)
    • Teaches at a Japanese language school in Yokohama (2017 to present)
    • Teaches on a volunteer basis private and group lessons at a Yokohama area school (2013 to present)
  • Enjoys walking, art, and creative projects with kids
Isshiki-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at the beginner and intermediate levels, including JLPT N2, JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5 preparation
  • Isshiki-sensei provides private lessons to fit your learning goals. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • She uses the direct method, with instruction and explanation in Japanese; however, depending on your needs, she can offer simple explanations in English as well.
  • Isshiki-sensei says, “I think learning Japanese is one tool a student can use to realize his or her own potential. Through learning about Japan and its language, I strive to help you achieve the things you want.
  • Free Trial LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new 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
Isshiki-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
Choose your time zone:
Lesson TimeSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
12:00 - 12:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Available
Saturday

Akiko MIURA

三浦(みうら) 明子(あきこ)
  • Lives in Oregon, U.S.
  • Bachelor's degree in food science, Faculty of Home Economics, Nara Women's University
  • Master of Science from Oregon State University
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language at Arc Academy
  • Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test
  • Japanese language teaching experience includes:
    • Taught Japanese at a Yokohama language school (2001-2002, 2003-2004)
    • Taught Japanese at a YMCA in Taiwan (2002-2003)
    • Taught Japanese at a Japanese Language Training Center sponsored by AOTS, an international program sponsored by the Japanese government (2003-2004)
    • Taught Japanese classes at Rogue Community College (2007-2009)
    • Taught private Japanese lessons (2010 to present)
  • Enjoys aikido, gardening, reading (as well as audio books), and studying Spanish
Miura Akiko-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at introductory, beginner, and intermediate levels, including JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5
  • Miura-sensei offers lessons customized to each student's goals. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Do you have a specific goal in mind? Miura-sensei offers a wide variety of lessons, including:
    • Japanese for travel, plus useful information for your Japan trip
    • Japanese for everyday living
    • Japanese for business situations
  • Miura-sensei can teach using Japanese only, or, if you prefer, using a mixture of Japanese and English.
  • After each lesson, you'll receive a follow-up email that summarizes what you studied. You can contact Miura-sensei by email with any questions.
  • Homework is offered, if desired.
  • Progress reports are available, if desired.
  • Miura-sensei strives for enjoyable lessons where you can speak a lot in Japanese, regardless of your level.
  • Free Trial LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new 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
Miura Akiko-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
Choose your time zone:
Lesson TimeSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
12:00 - 12:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Available
Friday
Available
Saturday
1:00 - 1:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
2:00 - 2:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday
3:00 - 3:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Available
Saturday
4:00 - 4:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Available
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Available
Saturday

Noriko MIURA

三浦(みうら) 紀子(のりこ)
  • Lives in Japan
  • Bachelor's degree in child development, Ochanomizu University
  • Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test
  • Japanese language teaching experience includes:
    • Japanese language instruction at a Japanese language school in Tokyo (2015 to present)
  • Enjoys gardening, cooking, hot yoga, and reading
Miura Noriko-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at beginner and intermediate levels, including JLPT N2, JLPT N3, and JLPT N4.
  • Miura Noriko-sensei offers lessons customized to each student's goals. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Lessons are conducted in Japanese as much as possible.
  • Homework is available, if desired.
  • Miura Noriko-sensei strives to help each student enrich your life through the study of Japanese.
  • Free Trial LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new 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
Miura Noriko-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
Choose your time zone:
Lesson TimeSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1:00 - 1:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday
2:00 - 2:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday
3:00 - 3:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday
4:00 - 4:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday
7:00 - 7:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
8:00 - 8:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
8:00 - 8:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Available
Saturday
9:00 - 9:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10:00 - 10:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
11:00 - 11:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Fusayo NAGATOMI

永富(ながとみ) 房代(ふさよ)
  • 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 (1997-1998)
    • Taught Japanese at the Sudbrook Magnet Middle School in Maryland, U.S. (1999-2000)
    • Taught Japanese at a Tokyo-area Japanese language school (2000-2004)
    • Currently teaches Japanese at a Japanese language school in Chiba (2008 to present)
  • 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.
  • Follow-up email after each lesson for your study and review
  • Nagatomi-sensei welcomes email from her students
  • Free Trial LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new 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

Machiko NAKAMURA

中村(なかむら) 真智子(まちこ)
  • 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
  • Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test
  • 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 LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new students
  • Reservation deadline: 24 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
Nakamura-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
Choose your time zone:
Lesson TimeSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
12:00 - 12:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Available
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Available
Saturday
1:00 - 1:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Available
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Available
Friday
Available
Saturday
2:00 - 2:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Available
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
3:00 - 3:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Available
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
8:00 - 8:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Available
9:00 - 9:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday
Available
10:00 - 10:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
11:00 - 11:50 pm
Sunday
Available
Monday
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Namiko OHNO

大野(おおの) 渚美子(なみこ)
  • Lives in Brazil
  • Bachelor's degree in transnational sociology, School of Education, Yokohama National University
  • Completed a university foreign exchange at the University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test
  • Japanese language teaching experience includes:
    • Taught Japanese in Indonesia under the Nihongo Partners program of the Japan Foundation
    • Taught Japanese in Brazil as a volunteer under JICA's program to support Japanese expats
  • Enjoys pilates, cooking (working on Brazilian home cooking right now), and travel (loves onsen hot springs in Japan)
Ohno-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
  • Ohno-sensei provides customized private lessons from a variety of textbooks. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Ohno-sensei's lessons are tailored to each student's level and interests. "Learning Japanese should be fun!" she adds.
  • Free Trial LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new students
  • Able to use English or Portuguese as an instructional language based on the student’s needs; also speaks a little German and Indonesian
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class
Ohno-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
Choose your time zone:
Lesson TimeSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
7:00 - 7:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday
8:00 - 8:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Available
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday
9:00 - 9:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
3:00 - 3:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Available
Saturday
5:00 - 5:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Available
Friday
Saturday

Chie TSUYUGUCHI

露口(つゆぐち) 千恵(ちえ)
  • Lives in Japan (Kōbe City)
  • Bachelor's degree in Japanese language and culture education, School of Education, Hiroshima University
  • Master's degree in Japanese language and culture education, Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University
  • Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test
  • Japanese teaching experience includes:
    • Taught Japanese at a Japanese language school in Hiroshima (2011 to 2013)
    • Taught Japanese at a Japanese language school in Osaka (2013 to 2015)
  • Enjoys a variety of hobbies, including:
    • Trying out local bakeries and coffee shops
    • Handicrafts such as knitting and sewing
    • Manga, anime, and video games
    • Karaoke
    • Has ranking in shodō (Japanese calligraphy) and kobudō (a traditional martial art)
Tsuyuguchi-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, including JLPT N1, JLPT N2, JLPT N3, and JLPT N4 preparation
  • Tsuyuguchi-sensei provides private lessons using a variety of textbooks to fit your needs. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Do you have one of these goals? Tsuyuguchi-sensei can help you learn Japanese in a variety of situations, including:
    • “I want to be able to talk with a Japanese friend.”
    • “I want to read Japanese manga and watch Japanese anime.”
    • “I want to learn Japanese for everyday situations or for travel in Japan.”
    • “I want to improve my skills in Japanese grammar.”
  • After each lesson, Tsuyuguchi-sensei sends you a follow-up email summarizing what was covered in the lesson.
  • Homework is assigned, if you like.
  • Free Trial LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new students
  • Able to use as an instructional language based on the student’s needs; also speaks a little English and Chinese
  • Reservation deadline: 48 hours before class
  • Cancellation deadline: 24 hours before class

Kyoji YAZAWA

谷澤(やざわ) 享司(きょうじ)
  • Lives in Japan
  • Bachelor's degree in law from Chuo University
  • Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • Japanese language teaching experience includes:
    • Volunteer Japanese language instructor (2005 to present)
    • Japanese language instructor at an international business school (2016)
    • Japanese language instructor at ATYS International Academy (2016-2018)
    • Teacher assistant in Japanese classes for elementary and middle school students (2017 to present)
    • Japanese language teacher at Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) (2019 to present)
  • Business experience:
    • 40 years' experience in Japan's financial industry, including sales, administration, human resources, and inspections. Key executive responsibility in operations for 16 years (1998-2014).
  • Enjoys playing the erhu fiddle (a Chinese instrument called niko in Japanese), playing tennis, cooking, and making soba noodles
Yazawa-sensei's Private Lesson Features
  • 50-minute private Japanese lessons at all levels (introductory, beginner, intermediate, and advanced), including JLPT N1, JLPT N2, JLPT N3, JLPT N4, and JLPT N5, as well as BJT (Business Japanese Proficiency Test) preparation
  • Yazawa-sensei offers lessons customized to each student's goals. If you have a specific textbook in mind, please let us know.
  • Lesson features
    • JLPT/BJT Lessons
      Yazawa-sensei will help you pass the JLPT N1, N2, N3, N4, or N5, or the BJT examination.
    • Customized Lessons
      Yazawa-sensei offers lessons tailored specifically to your level and needs. Perhaps you have one of the following goals in mind:
      Reading Japanese manga
      Conversing in Japanese when traveling to Japan
      Speaking correct business Japanese
      Singing JPOP
      ... and many more!
    • All Ages Are Welcome
      From young children to those not so young, students of all ages will find Yazawa-sensei's Japanese lessons fun and effective. He has ongoing experience as a Japanese teaching assistant to elementary and middle-school students.
    • Approachable Japanese
      Using clear, approachable Japanese, Yazawa-sensei's lessons are enjoyable and easy to understand for even the newest Japanese learner.
    • Business Japanese
      With 40 years' experience in Japan's financial industry, Yazawa-sensei can provide unique insights on Japan's economy and society, as well as the state of Japan business and commerce.
    • Japanese Culture
      Sightseeing  Learn about Japan's amazing places throughout the seasons.
      Cooking  Learn about each season's tastes, how to make soba noodles and other Japanese homecooking from chef Yazawa!
      Fashion  Yazawa-sensei is no slouch in the hipster department, either. He'll introduce you to the latest fashion trends in Japan.
      Culture  Learn more about Japan's many culture trends, including JPOP.
      Anime  Yazawa-sensei will show you new angles on popular Japanese anime.
  • Free Trial LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new 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
Yazawa-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
Choose your time zone:
Lesson TimeSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
12:00 - 12:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Available
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
1:00 - 1:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Available
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
2:00 - 2:50 am
Sunday
Monday
Available
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Available
Saturday

Chigusa SHIMIZU

清水(しみず) 千草(ちぐさ)
  • Lives in Japan
  • Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language at Alpha Japanese Language Institute (London)
  • Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test
  • Japanese teaching experience includes:
    • Taught Japanese at a Japanese language school in London (2002-2003)
    • Taught Japanese at a Japanese language school in Yamanashi prefecture (2003-2005, 2012 to present)
    • Taught private Japanese lessons to persons stationed in Japan (2010-2012)
  • 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 generally uses only Japanese in her lessons, but, where required, can offer lessons with a mix of English and Japanese
  • Follow-up email after each lesson for homework and review
  • Free Trial LessonTrial lesson at no charge offered to new 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
Shimizu-sensei's Available Times for Private Lessons
Choose your time zone:
Lesson TimeSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
8:00 - 8:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
9:00 - 9:50 pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Available
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday