Akamonkai: a school you can trust
Established in 1985, we have educated more than 20,000 graduates from over 80 countries
Akamonkai was established in 1985 near "Akamon" of the University of Tokyo. We are an accredited incorporated educational institution since 2005. To date, we have educated more than 20,000 graduates from over 80 countries. After graduation, our students play an active role around the world, including Japan and their home countries.Currently, around 1,800 students from various countries are enrolled in Akamonkai.
As of April 2019, student nationalities are composed of 29% Chinese, 21% Vietnamese, 20% South Korean, 15% Western, 10% Taiwanese & Hongkongese, 5% from other countries.
Convenient location close to airport, key downtown areas, and sightseeing spots of Tokyo
There are Nippori Station, Nishinippori Station, and Mikawashima Station near school buildings. These stations offer convenient access to the city center of Tokyo as well as the suburbs with several rail services available including JR Yamanote, Keisei Main Line, Nippori-Toneri Liner, Chiyoda Line, and Joban Line. It takes a mere 36 minutes from Nippori Station to Narita International Airport with the express train, Keisei Skyliner.
Our new and earthquake-resistant school buildings
We have two school buildings that we own in Nippori, the main campus building and the Nippori campus building. The Nippori campus building was built in 2003, and the main campus building was renovated in 2012. Both campus buildings are fully reinforced against earthquakes.
Accreditation and certification
- Accredited by the Immigration Bureau as an Excellent School.
- Authorized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology for university preparation curriculum.
- Certified by the Ministry of Justice as a school meeting the notification criteria of Japanese language education.
Notice: "Nisshinkyo" is NOT publicaly accredited association to review Japanese language education now.
See the page of Ministry of Justice.
Comfortable learning environment
Carefully categorized classes and Courteous teaching by experienced teachers
Since classes are carefully organized according to skill level (with a total of 13 levels), students can study at classes suitable for each student's Japanese level and learning speed. Student can have courteous teaching by teachers with extensive experience in Japanese language education and with various backgrounds.
In our courses, we help students comprehensively expand their proficiency in Japanese, with a proper balance of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Additionally, we take steps aimed at enabling students to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) with a high score. Along the way, students acquire Japanese language abilities useful in a variety of situations.
Strong supports for the next stage of education and employment by class teachers and specialized staff
Students can have one-to-one advices for carrier options by class teachers and specialized staff.
For students aiming to advance to a university or a specialized school after graduation, we have abundant experience to send students to a lot of schools including top universities and graduate schools. With such experiences, class teachers and specialized staff provide advices for students to advance to higher education suitable to each student. We associate with more than 20 private universities and 25 vocational schools. Preferential treatments are given to students when they advance to these schools. In addition to Japanese language classes, students can attend classes for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) if they wish.
Students aiming to obtain a job in Japan can have individual consulting on how to find a job, create resume, and have a job interview by specialized staff, and can have referrals to companies by our group company.
In our Business Employment Course, through both of classes and out of classes, we provide stronger supports to for students to obtain employment in Japan after graduation. As a result, over 90% of our students find employment every year.
24-hour self-study room/ PC room/ manga room
The basement of the main campus is equipped with over 20 PCs and approximately 3,000 manga books. It is available for Akamonkai students 24 hours a day. In addition, there are community spaces on the first floors and students can use Wi-Fi on all the floors.
Excellent support system
Overall support for administrative procedures and everyday issues by staff that can speak over 6 different languages
Specialized staff who can speak Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, English, Japanese, and other languages are always available to provide guidance on life in Japan and career options. Even if students are unable to speak Japanese, our support system allows them to open a bank account, receive consultations on various administrative procedures, diseases, injuries and so on.
Student dormitories locating near school campuses
The dormitories owned by Akamonkai Japanese Language School can accommodate approximately 400 students. Each room is well equipped, including Internet connection. All dorms are located near the main campus and the Nippori campus, as well as the Nippori Station on the JR Yamanote line, which is a very convenient location, not only to attend school, but also when going to other places.
Since the dormitories are managed by Akamonkai staff, students can live safely and securely with affordable cost.
Extensive scholarship programs
In Akamonkai, there are many scholarship programs without repayment obligations after graduation. Full-time students who are enrolled in our school more than 6 months and go on to a university or graduate school after graduating from Akamonkai are eligible to apply.
Strong support for finding part-time jobs
Our group company (Human Power) specializing in global recruiting provides substantial support such as referrals to part-time jobs where spoken Japanese is not required, resume creation, and mock interviews.