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Established in 2003, NILS has hosted students from all over the world, including China, Korea, Nepal, the United States, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Brazil, Ghana, and many other countries. We tailor the language program to suit your needs, making sure that you are truly comfortable with the language before you complete your course. If learning Japanese is what you desire, look no further than NILS.

We maintain a close relationship with the community so that our students in Japan will truly be able to experience the authentic Japanese lifestyle. By attending entrance and graduation ceremonies, the mayor of our city shows his respect and support for those students who have traveled from afar to learn his native language. NILS also has strong ties with the Ogori International Relationship Association which sponsors more events than do other cities. With these opportunities, our international students can experience true Japanese culture.

We hold a number of events at our school that the locals are encouraged to attend. Also our students can always take a quick thirty-minute train ride into Fukuoka City, a bustling metropolis where you can visit a number of important museums and sites.
The city is also recognized for having produced some of the most successful music artists in all of Japan.
A huge amount of talent and history is waiting to be seen in Fukuoka.

Five advantages to joining us

1. Authorized school

NILS is authorized by the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education, established in 1989 with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the purpose of improving the quality of Japanese language institutes, providing a comfortable setting for foreign students to study Japanese.

2. Start speaking Japanese in three months

All teachers give students detailed lessons appropriate to students’ level.
Our teaching methods will help students not only to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, but also to prepare them for college and university exams.

Students are given a brief test on each topic. Teachers score each test accurately, determining the supplementary lessons most appropriate for the students.

And so, even starting from the most basic level, you will be able to start speaking Japanese exclusively in three months.

3. Various activities throughout the year

NILS offers a number of school activities while you are attending our programs.

We maintain strong ties with the Ogori International Relationship Association, providing you with many opportunities to participate in various local events so you can enjoy chatting with the local people.

4. Speak only Japanese

NILS instructs students from all over the world. We teach students from Asia, North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. They may speak a variety of languages, but here at NILS only Japanese is the language used for them to communicate with one another.

5. Living expenses are lower

Compared to other cities and areas in Japan, you can find much lower living expenses here.

You will need approximately JPY40,000 - 60,000 for such expenses as meals, utilities, phone, etc. You can work part-time during the time of your study at NILS, so you can save some money for personal use.

Compare the cost of living in Japan:

Average Tokyo Area Osaka Area Fukuoka Area
(89,000 yen)
(102,000 yen)
(85,000 yen)
(72,000 yen)

The above fee includes monthly rent, meals, utilities, medical and other personal expenses.

Holiday Schedule

National holiday schedule

  • 01/01/24 : New Year's Day
  • 01/08/24 : Coming of Age Day
  • 02/11/24 : National Foundation Day
  • 02/23/24 : The Emperor's Birthday
  • 03/20/24 : Vernal Equinox Day
  • 04/29/24 : Showa Day
  • 05/03/24 : Constitution Memorial Day
  • 05/04/24 : Greenery Day
  • 05/05/24 : Children's Day
  • 07/15/24 : Marine Day
  • 08/11/24 : Mountain Day
  • 09/18/24 : Respect-for-the-Aged Day
  • 09/22/24 : Autumn Equinox Day
  • 10/14/24 : Sports Day
  • 11/03/24 : Culture Day
  • 11/23/24 : Labor Thanksgiving Day
  • 01/01/25 : New Year's Day

Vacation (Full-Time Intensive Program only)

  • 03/28/24 - 04/14/24 : Spring vacation
  • 07/27/24 - 08/25/24 : Summer vacation
  • 10/01/24 - 10/14/24 : Autumn vacation
  • 12/21/24 - 01/05/25 : Winter vacation

Please feel free to contact us from here. If you have questions about the school.