Shinjuku School Introduction

Teaching staff

Iwao Takizawa

The 21st century is all about globalization and the information age. I am positive that the relationship between your home country and Japan will become even stronger in the near future. In its current state, Japan is in need of personnel who possess an understanding of Japanese culture, society rules, and social conventions, not Japanese language ability. I believe that this knowledge can only be gained by real-life experiences while living in Japan. We are confident that your stay at our school will meet your needs and enhance your future life in Japan. We have great teachers, an outstanding student support system, and an excellent study environment. We cannot wait to welcome you to our school.

Iwao Takizawa  Principal of Shinjuku School


Hello, everyone. I wonder about students’ reasons for choosing to study in Japan in this, an era in which automatic translation technology will be developed in the neer future. Merely studying Japanese is something you can surely do in your own home country. It is my hope that everyone will experience first-hand here the things that you would not be able to experience without coming to Japan; not only what you can study, but also the ways of thinking and cultural practices of the Japanese people, as well as the various kinds of stimuli you can receive from this society. All of the teachers here will do everything they can do support you, so that this study abroad experience in Japan can be a great step toward the realization of your dreams.

Mai Moriizumi Office Manager


Learning a language means thinking about the culture, society, and way of thinking of the people who use that language. By studying a foreign language, you can learn about a brand new world and expand your perspective. At Kyoshin Language Academy, there are a lot of international students who are studying Japanese with the goal of advancing to a university, graduate school, or technical college in Japan. Sometimes they face tough or stressful situations, but they do their best to overcome these, fulfilling their dreams and making it to graduation. Why not fulfill YOUR dreams? We work our hardest to support our students so that we can see their shining smiles when they overcome their difficulties and realize their dreams.

Masumi Kobayashi Head Teacher

Miki Ogawa

What interests you about Japan? Is it the culture? The history? Or perhaps the food? I am interested in your country as well! Please come to Japan and tell me all about it. I’m waiting here in Tokyo, one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Miki Ogawa  Teacher


There are people who are considering studying in Japan, but are unsure about what they ought to do, as for one thing, they are able to study the Japanese language in their home countries. What are the differences between studying abroad and studying in your home country? You can speak Japanese with the people around you here, but is that all? When you look at KLA Shinjuku students today, it’s plain to see that by experiencing Japan first-hand, they gain an understanding of Japanese culture, and are able to study the context behind the Japanese language together. Also, it would seem that being gathered together at a Japanese language school to study Japanese results in a great learning environment. We, too, will support all students unwaveringly so that their Japanese can improve while they have fun studying. Let’s do our best together.

Taeko Kokubo   Teacher


Every day, I get a variety of questions from students who would like to attend university, vocational school, or graduate school. I am always delighted when I am able to help them accomplish their goals and make their dreams a reality in Japan. Let’s plan your important next steps after graduation together.

Takako Ninomiya    Teacher


Over more than 15 years since becoming a Japanese language teacher, I have taught Japanese to many students. Japanese has three kinds of characters. Many students may get discouraged when they start learning kanji, thinking that learning them is an endless process. I think that everyone who chooses to study a language like this one has a lot of determination. I will do everything I can to help you with that challenge, in a positive, fun way. And, for people who are considering extending their studies by entering university or finding employment in Japan, I will always be around to give advice, and to provide guidance, even at times when that needs to be a little strict.

Taro Imai    Teacher


Hello. I’m the instructor for the nursing class. It’s my hope that, while studying abroad, you will not only learn Japanese, but experience a lot of things first-hand. So, let’s use your time at our school to create new opportunities for you in life! I’m looking forward to it!

Meiko Sakurada   Teacher


I’m sure there must be some of you who are concerned at the prospect of living and studying in Japan. Each and every one of us here at Kyoshin Language Academy is ready to give you our full support, at times gently, and sometimes even strictly! You can put your trust in us. Come and study here at Kyoshin Language Academy.

Toshiki Jinguji  Student Affairs


We want to support all of the students who choose to come to Japan and study Japanese with us here at Kyoshin Language Academy(KLA). Nothing makes me happier than the instant when I see recent graduates of KLA speaking Japanese fluently.

Miwa Yamakoshi  Student Affairs


Why do you all want to come to Japan? There must be various reasons such as you want to study in Japan or you like Japanese anime. Not everyone can experience living in a foreign country. When you are in Japan, you should try and meet many people and expand your horizons. Your life is greatly affected by who you meet. By meeting various people in Japan, you will mature further and lead a more wonderful life. I look forward to meeting you all.

Erika Awata  Student Affairs


Hello, everyone. I am a staff member here from Vietnam. I provide education in things that overseas students need to know to live in Japan, like the local culture and customs. Most of all, I am responsible for supporting students in their daily lives. I hope I can be of service to everyone. I am sincerely looking forward to your enrollment at our school.

Cong Doan Tran  Student Affairs