After graduating university, I worked for a travel agency. After
studying abroad in the UK, I began teaching the Japanese language in 1997. At
that time, my students consisted of international and pre-college students, and
businessmen and their families. I then went on to teach at a Japanese School in
Thailand and in a community college in Hong Kong. My master in my research thesis
was “Contact situations of Foreign Business men and women in Japan,” in which I
studied the Japanese educational needs of business people living and working in
In 2011, I returned to Japan and established JLPT Academy with my partner Ms.
From my experience in teaching students from such diverse backgrounds, I have
come to realize that there is no single “most effective way” to teach Japanese.
If you take 10 different students, there are 10 different approaches that are
best for them individually. Therefore, we think about each and every student
and how we can best educate them here at JLPT Academy Japan.
We are highly motivated to continue to improve the learning methods we provide
in order to assure the best possible education for each student, and thus the
most successful method to pass the JLPT.
- Are you struggling with your test prep? Have you been
thinking to yourself things such as “There's just too much Kanji and grammar to
learn and remember, it's overwhelming… plus with my job I just don't have
Rest assured JLPT Academy will help you with these concerns. Give us a
little bit of your time, and we will provide the shortest possible way
to passing the JLPT with our efficient and effective classes.
After working for a bank, I decided on a change of
career and went on to become a Japanese teacher. I taught for three and a half
years in Malaysia, teaching all manner of students such as businessmen, college
students, international students etc. I also taught Japanese in domestic
companies and, in the position of course co-ordinator at a Japanese school,
developed course curriculums tailored specifically to students' individual
I started JLPT Academy in 2011, because I wanted to provide a special kind of
class designed for, and dedicated to, JLPT test preparation. As well as an
instructor, I am also a professional lifestyle coach. Professional coaching is
designed to help organize one's knowledge, and thus support effective goal
achievement. By combining my skills, I have found a way to integrate this
methodology into my Japanese classes, making for the most effective test prep
Just stop for a moment…and imagine how your life would be if you could speak
and understand Japanese as fluently as you desire. No doubt a great many
opportunities would arise for you, so many bars to progress would be lifted, to
say nothing of the personal satisfaction you would surely get. For those living
in Japan, surely life would be that much more fruitful.
Setting a goal such as passing the JLPT and achieving that goal provides
enormous personal satisfaction. Let us help you do just that!