Shinjuku OLJ School Introduction
Minoru Kiryu OLJ School Principal
Overseas student life involves not only having fun, but also facing difficult challenges, and having painful experiences. I think there are also times when you are perplexed with the differences from your home country. All of these experiences, the fun things and the difficult things, are sure to contribute to your growth. Let’s all have a great time together, with a lot of worries, a lot of deliberation, a lot of laughing, and a lot of crying.
Yosuke Miura Vice Office Manager
Hello. What would you like to do when you come to Japan? In the spring, the cherry blossoms are beautiful, so going to view them is a great thing to do. If you’re interested in Japanese anime and manga, watching and reading these things in Japanese is another good thing. All kinds of people come from around the world to learn Japanese here. When you become able to speak Japanese, you’ll have the chance to become friends with people all over the world! Let’s do all the things you can only do in Japan, and meet all the people you can only meet in Japan! I’m sincerely looking forward to your coming to school here!
Hiromi Murakami Vice Head Teacher
Yumiko Seki Teacher
Yuka Ueda Teacher
Hello, everyone. What would you like to be able to say in Japanese? What would you like to express? What sort of people do you want to connect with? We will help you, not only to understand Japanese, but also to be able to use it, and to convey the things you would like to say. To that end, let’s have fun learning together!
Yuko Shimada Teacher
The African savanna. Seeing a new life being brought into the world by a mother elephant. Picking up a sweet Cebu dried mango with your fingers. A narrow room of eight square meters. Burning Hem incense fills the room. A new Taylor Swift song, just a little bit heartbreaking, leaks out from a pair of headphones.
These days, when we can experience every part of the world, we think about the meaning of stepping outside of the world we’re used to. To everyone who has yet to find a satisfactory answer, I hope you will discover it here in Japan.
Tomoki Nakamura Teacher
Manga, anime, fashion, drama, soccer, and baseball. Wouldn’t you like to see these things in Japan? You can’t learn a language just sitting at a desk. Is it “Nihon,” or “Nippon?” Here you can see for yourself how Japanese people use them.
Kazuko Iura Teacher
The breath of life in the morning, the color of spring lavender
A summer night of fireworks with her, in a yukata
A trip through the beautiful autumn leaves, the fruit of the harvest moon
The snow makes hills in winter, the hot springs, the skiing
Everyone, please discover your own wonderful Japan.
What is it you are looking for?
If you’d like, I’d love to help you find it!
I look forward to seeing you.
Akiko Makino Teacher
Natsuki Murakami Student Affairs
How do you imagine life in Japan? Japan is famous overseas for Japanese food, electronic products, and other things. But when you actually live in Japan, you can really enjoy and experience Japan like you can never do through the Internet or TV. When you come to Japan, make new friends and have new experiencs. I look forward to when I can meet you all!
Tsuyoshi Kamimura Student Affairs
Japan is becoming more internationally-oriented by easing visa restrictions for foreigners and preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. At OLJ Language Academy, we teach Japanese language students not only with textbooks, but also through various first-hand experiences. You might sometimes be puzzled by “what’s normal overseas is abnormal in Japan.” But these different experiences will feed your growth as a person. We provide various support for a fulfilling student life so you can attend our school at ease.
Erina Niwa Student Affairs