The Tohoku (東北地方) Region: The scenic route

Japanese Language School: Studying in Tohoku : The Tohoku Region is made up of six prefectures namely, Akita, aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, and Yamagata. It is located in the Northeast of Japan and it experiences quite rough winters. It is quite well known for it’s beautiful countryside, mountains, lakes, and relaxing hot springs. It was also quite well known that it was hit by the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, which had worldwide notoriety.

They have since then have recovered, although not fully, and have developed itself into a beautiful tourist destination. Some notable ones are Aomori’s Nebuta Matsuri, Lake Towada, Sanriko Coast, Yamadera Shrine, and so much more! They have numerous skiing resorts, perfect for people who love winter sports and a little bit of relaxation by going in Tohoku’s wonderful hot springs. 

Japanese Language Schools in Tohoku

Tohoku College of Foreign Languages and Tourism

This particular school is not just a language school, but an actual vocational school approved by the Miyagi prefecture. Their Japanese language department  is mainly for foreigners who not only want to learn the language, but those who want to have a deeper and more meaningful understanding of Japanese culture. Their courses prepare their students for University, vocational school, and even future employment and settlement in Japan. 

2019-2020 School Information

Full time student tuition2 year course: ¥1,363,0001 year course: ¥1,060,000
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes
Other requirementsHas completed 12 or more years of formal educationAll academic documentsCertification showing that applicant has studied Japanese for at least 150 hoursFinancial records/documents (yours or your sponsor) Relationship proof between applicant and guarantor/sponsor (if applicable)All legal docs proving nationality*Japanese translations are required
Contactnihongo@tohokugaigo.ac.jp
Websitehttp://www.tohokugaigo.ac.jp

Fukushima Japanese School

Established in 1989, Fukushima Japanese School aims to prepare its students for the Japan study abroad Examination and the JLPT test. They usually have an average of 20 students a class and they not only teach Japanese, but they also provide career guidance and help from the friendly and welcoming staff. They have school events like hanami, barbecues, New Years parties and other local festivals. For aspiring Japanese students who would like a school that provides quality service with cheap tuition, Fukushima Japanesee school might just be the school for you.

2019-2020 School Information

Full time student tuition2 years: ¥1,197,0001 year and 9 months: ¥933,0003 month course: ¥154,350
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes
Other requirementsHas completed 12 or more years of formal educationAll academic documentsFinancial records/documents (yours or your sponsors) Relationship proof between applicant and guarantor/sponsor (if applicable)All legal docs proving nationality*Japanese translations are required
Contactinfo-fjs@hkr.co.jp
Websitehttp://www.k-hikari.com

International Academy Language School

International Academy Language School is located in the heart of Tohoku, Sendai.  Their school is surrounded with a beautiful environment, perfect for students who are eager to learn while enjoying the beauty of nature in Japan. They are a school committed to making sure their students learn proper and correct Japanese and preparing their students for life in Japan. They have a satisfaction rate of 93.33% on the number 1 school review site online and accepts students from all over the world.

2019-2020 School Information

Full time student 2 years: ¥1,462,0001 year and 9 months: ¥1,288,0001 year and 6 months: ¥1,114,0001 year and 3 months: ¥940,000
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes
Other requirementsPassing school entrance examinationHas completed 12 or more years of formal educationAll academic documentsCertification of employment (if applicable)Financial records/documents (yours or your sponsors) Relationship proof between applicant and guarantor/sponsor (if applicable)All legal docs proving nationality*Japanese translations are required
Contactinfo@ials.jp
Websitehttp://www.ials.jp

Toyo International Culture Academy

Located right in the  center of Sendai, an area with a lot of well known schools and universities, Toyo International Culture Academy provides lessons preparing students for life in Japan or higher Education. One of the Directors of the school is a member of the National Federation of Small Business Associations, they help students with finding part-time jobs in Japan.

2019-2020 School Information

Full time student 2 years: ¥1,363,0001 year and 9 months: ¥1,212,0001 year and 6 months: ¥1,047,0001 year and 3 months: ¥896,000
Scholarship availabilityNo
Housing support availabilityYes
Other requirementsHas completed 12 or more years of formal educationAll academic documentsCertification of employment (if applicable)Financial records/documents (yours or your sponsors) Relationship proof between applicant and guarantor/sponsor (if applicable)All legal docs proving nationality*Japanese translations are required
Contactinfo@toyo-kokusai.com
Websitehttp://www.toyo-kokusai.com

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